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The Vogue editor-in-chief — a longtime supporter and fundraiser for President Obama — tells New York magazine she’s rooting for the former secretary of State in 2016.
Asked whether she’ll be supporting Clinton — who reportedly “balked” at the idea of posing for a spread in the famed fashion bible in 2008 — Wintour responds, “I hope so! Of course. Yes. But it’s only just started!”
In the wide-ranging interview published Monday, the fashion maven says she’s hoping to see a few issues go front-and-center during this election cycle: “Obviously gay rights, although I feel that’s a case that’s well on the way.”
“It’s unbelievable how the mood of the country has changed, and I feel like politicians have been playing catch-up,” Wintour says. “It will be interesting to see how the more right-wing Republicans deal with it. Did you see [Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSupreme Court appears divided over Cruz campaign finance challenge Democrats, poised for filibuster defeat, pick at old wounds O'Rourke says he raised record .2M since launching campaign for Texas governor MORE (R-Texas)]?” It’s beginning! I guess he wants their money! And I’d like to see more conversations about gun control.”
Wintour heaps praise on Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness MORE, who’s graced the cover of Vogue multiple times.
“It’s been wonderful, from the fashion industry’s point of view, to have a First Lady who’s so supportive of our industry,” Wintour gushes.
“I think previously, with the exception of Mrs. Kennedy, Washington has been a little wary of fashion and what it means,” adds Wintour. “I think there was a mind-set down there that being interested in clothes and fashion and how you look might equate you with not being a serious person. But she’s been a real force for fashion without in any way not being interested in so many other things.”