Vogue Editor Strikes Back at Clinton

Wintour chides candidate for canceling magazine photo shoot
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2008 9:32 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. speaks at an economic town hall at University of California Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour took...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton apparently hasn't seen The Devil Wears Prada. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, reputedly the inspiration for the title character, tongue-lashes the presidential hopeful in the February issue for backing out of the cover shoot, Women’s Wear Daily reports. According to Wintour, Clinton "decided to steer clear of our pages at this point in her campaign for fear of looking too feminine."

“The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying,” Wintour snipes in her editor’s letter. “This is America, not Saudi Arabia.” Clinton has been featured in Vogue six times and graced its December 1998 cover. Despite the snub, Vogue says it’s working on another Clinton project.