"BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should tap into her feminine side and wear dresses and skirts instead of trousers, fashion designer Donatella Versace was quoted as saying on Thursday.
"I can understand (trousers) are comfortable but she's a woman and she is allowed to show that," Versace told Germany's weekly newspaper Die Zeit in an interview."
Thursday, February 08, 2007
VERSACE SAYS SENATOR CLINTON SHOULD ESCHEW PANTSUITS
Clearly, Ms. Versace considers running for the Presidency of the United States to be some kind of red carpet moment! I believe I have made it quite evident that I do not like, respect or in any way admire Hillary Rodham Clinton, but as a woman I am VERY insulted by this suggestion on a number of levels. This continued insistence in many quarters that women, to be professional, must appear in public wearing dresses or suits with skirts is offensive on its face. Qualifications and substance matter; style does not! Character is important; a skirt is not.
Ms. Versasce's comments trivialize Mrs. Clinton's current position as a United States Senator, and her aspirations (offensive though I may find them) to be our nation's President.