Speaking in Washington, D.C., yesterday as part of the Smithsonian Associates program, Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant (who’s currently gearing up for her own fashion reality show) talked political wardrobes. Namely, Hillary Clinton’s, which she thinks could use some help.
Hillary Clinton could have an amazing fashion update … [she] could look totally dynamic, professional and serious all at the same time with beautiful blouses and skirts as opposed to the safe-pantsuit look …
Women in politics play it very safe. As a designer, I feel they could still be taken seriously without being so conservative.
To be fair, men in politics play it very safe wardrobe-wise, too. Perhaps John Kerry could get a Don Draper makeover while Bryant’s in the neighborhood?