Nobody is more famously associated with pantsuits than former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton is so deeply tied to pantsuits that New York Magazine once published a long article that detailed the history of Hillary Clinton pantsuit jokes — and it counted only the jokes Clinton herself made!
But you know how fashion is a bellwether for the times? With Clinton front-running the 2016 presidential race guess what’s suddenly unavoidable in the fashion world? That’s right: the pantsuit. Of course the Thakoon-designed pantsuit Sienna Miller rocked at the Met Gala is a distant cousin, at best, to a typical Hillary Clinton pantsuit. But with headlines like this in Vogue — Rita Ora and the Pantsuit Trend of Spring 2015 — Hollywood and the runways are surely giving a big-time nod to Clinton’s signature look. Does that mean it’s Hillary Clinton’s time? It just might. Meryl Streep‘s character in The Devil Wears Prada could explain it perfectly.