Vogue Compares Chelsea Clinton To Beyoncé
Chelsea Clinton‘s isn’t a face frequently seen in the pages of fashion glossies (at least not since her much buzzed-about wedding in 2010) — let alone in the context of a major, in-depth profile. But Vogue‘s September issue isn’t exactly your average rag, and somewhere in those 917-pages is a lengthy piece by Jonathan Van Meter on that very topic.
Clinton talks about everything from what she loves about New York City to political aspirations to her experience being called a “dog” by Rush Limbaugh at the age of thirteen. This being Vogue, she also talks style. The former first-daughter claims she is “not a naturally fashionable person,” though Burberry‘s Christopher Bailey exclaims that she is “sooo stylish” and Meter certainly seems to think highly of her outfit selections, even going so far as to compare her to Queen Bey herself:
One night in Chicago, as [Chelsea] is heading to the House of Blues for a Clinton Foundation benefit concert with Ben Harper, she turns up in the hotel lobby wearing something you might expect to see on Beyoncé: black, skintight J Brand jeans, black Rag & Bone jacket, and platform stilettos. Wow, I say…I can’t help noticing that she always looks great.
He also recounts a choice anecdote involving Diane von Furstenberg and a Washington, D.C. bathroom:
“During our travels, [Chelsea] left her BlackBerry on the takeout window of a drive-through in Joplin; her book on a plane in Bentonville, Arkansas; and forgot to lock the door to the single-toilet unisex bathroom backstage at the Kennedy Center, which Diane von Furstenberg opened on her. (‘Happens all the time,’ says [Bari] Lurie, [Clinton's chief of staff.])”
Well at least it wasn’t Anna Wintour, right?