By Judy Kurtz
ITK caught up with adult Huntsman sisters Mary Anne, 27, Abby, 26, and Liddy, 24, at the Saturday launch event for the Emporio Armani store at Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va. Proceeds from the swanky affair, hosted by Marie Claire magazine, benefited Water.org, a nonprofit that works to provide access to safe drinking water across the world.
Abby Huntsman, a former public-relations pro, revealed that the female trio was working on pulling together an ode to a Romney line from the second presidential debate that became an instant viral sensation, saying, “We’ve very big on women’s issues, so binders of women, I felt, kind of suited us.”
The problem, the sibling says, is simply time: “We’re pressed on time today, so I’m praying we can get it going.”
The “binders full of women” comment came from Romney’s contention, during the Oct. 16 debate, that he made hiring women a priority as former governor of Massachusetts: “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ And they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Abby Huntsman, whose former Utah governor dad withdrew from the presidential race back in January and endorsed Romney, explained the plan for the Halloween outfit: “We’re going to be smushed in one binder. You have to have more than one woman in a binder.”
As her sisters nodded in agreement, Huntsman cracked, “I don’t know, maybe Romney only had one. But you have to have at least three to make it a binder.”
Photo: (from left) Marie Claire senior fashion director Zanna Roberts Rassi, Kick Kennedy, Mary Anne Huntsman, Abby Huntsman, Water.org Director of Strategic Initiatives Chevenee Reavis and fashion delegate style blog founder Jennifer Fisher / Credit: Paul Morigi