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Report: Anna Wintour Is the Genius Behind Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Wardrobe

Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour.
Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour.

With all eyes on her at tonight’s DNC acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton will probably be wearing something made in the USA. According to a Business of Fashion report this morning, “Clinton will likely wear a garment made by an American designer, chosen with the input of her team.” An important member of that team, it seems, is Anna Wintour.

We already knew that Wintour — after backing Obama in the 2008 election and becoming a top bundler for his campaign — has shifted her loyalties back to Clinton in this election. She has been throwing HRC fundraisers crowded with all of her designer pals and wearing Hillary T-shirts in the front row at shows. But according to the report, she’s also involved in the sartorial sense: “On certain occasions, Wintour has approached designers to procure outfits for Clinton,” though the candidate does pay for them herself. (We’ve reached out to the Clinton campaign for a comment on this, and we’ll update this post when we hear back.) Sounds like we won’t be seeing any expensive-jacket gaffes tonight.

Report: Wintour Is Behind HRC’s Campaign Looks