The Senator Wears Prada (Maybe)

Clinton's 'startling' show of cleavage gets the Post 's attention

By Heather McPherson,  Newser User

Posted Jul 20, 2007 3:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton was discussing the high cost of college, but some eyes were trained on the low cut of her neckline. Under the senator’s pink blazer sat a black top that revealed a modicum of cleavage and caught the eye of Washington Post fashion editor Robin Givhan, who finds even the subtle expression of sexuality and femininity “startling.”

Givhan traces Clinton’s last foray into va-va-voom fashion to her husband’s first term, when she donned a shoulder-revealing Donna Karan gown. After a long break, Clinton has once again embraced fashion on the campaign trail. Even though showing cleavage signals a woman’s confidence, Givhan compares it to “catching a man with his fly unzipped.”

The neckline of note.
The neckline of note.   (CSPAN 2, Video Capture)
Hillary addresses some supporters in a more casual look than called for by the Senate floor.
Hillary addresses some supporters in a more casual look than called for by the Senate floor.   (Shutterstock.com)
Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., sports a more conservative look during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., sports a more conservative look during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg,...   (Associated Press)
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