PANTSUIT AFICIONADO, INDEED: The tensions are high on this election day, but the fashion is good — and if anything, it’s fairly consistent. After wearing looks from Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Roksanda and Fendi at recent events, once again Melania Trump went with a half American, half Euro Election Day outfit pairing a Michael Kors dress with a Balmain coat, and Hillary Clinton stuck with what could very well be her lucky charm, heading to vote today in a Ralph Lauren pantsuit.
The Democratic presidential nominee and self-proclaimed pantsuit aficionado kept things tonal, wearing a khaki-colored jacket with taupe insets on the lapels and pants for her trip to the voting booth at the Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, N.Y., alongside Bill Clinton. Lauren is one of numerous New York designers who have extended their support for the former Secretary of State. Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Elie Tahari, Joseph Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung are among the others, as well as foreign-born non-eligible voters like Georgina Chapman and Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright.
For Monday night’s pre-election night rally in Philadelphia, she appeared to wear the same red Ralph Lauren pantsuit she’d worn to debate Donald Trump at Hofstra University earlier this fall. Hillary Clinton wore a Ralph Lauren Collection creme-colored wool crepe curved-front jacket with horn buttons and matching wool crepe pants for last month’s final debate.
It should be noted that at least once, Melania took a cue from Clinton’s sartorial choices, heading to none other than Ralph Lauren for her final debate look. The Slovenian model looked sleek in a black jumpsuit by the American designer, drawing positive reviews. And while jumpsuits and pantsuits may seem miles away in fashion speak, perhaps Melania’s jumpsuit choice was a peace offering of sorts. Compromise.