Hillary Clinton May Attend the CFDA Awards

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The CFDA Awards are almost upon us (next Monday!), and the evening’s celebrity presenters — i.e., bold names invited to amp up the red carpet — have been announced. As previously reported, this year’s host will be Bravo executive Andy Cohen (yes, the man who unleashed the Real Housewives franchise upon us), and the award recipients/presenters will include the following:

Ralph Lauren will present Vera Wang with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. (Wang once worked for Lauren.)
Jessica Chastain will present Riccardo Tisci with the International Award. (Chastain also presented the womenswear designer of the year award in 2012.)
Linda Evangelista will present Tim Blanks with the Media Award. (Both are Canadian and therefore … friends?)

Meanwhile, the presenter of Oscar de la Renta’s Founder’s Award is still a mystery, but WWD reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton just might be on deck. Clinton is an old friend of the de la Renta’s and has worn his designs on several major occasions, most notably to her daughter Chelsea’s wedding as well as her husband’s second Inaugural Ball in 1997. This wouldn’t be her first time attending the CFDA Awards on the designer’s behalf; in 2002, she went as his date in this gloriously poufy-sleeved ensemble. Here’s hoping next Monday brings a repeat of this moment:

Peas in a pod. Photo: Jeff Vespa Archive/WireImage
Hillary Clinton May Attend the CFDA Awards