Hillary Clinton has kept a relatively low-key profile since losing the Presidential election to Donald Trump but yesterday she took to the stage at the unveiling of a series of stamps in commemoration of the legendary designer, Oscar de la Renta.
As New York Fashion Week came to a close, Clinton donned a bright fuschia tailored jacket, tailored black trousers and a bold gold necklace at the event, where she joined Anna Wintour in paying tribute to de la Renta, who passed away in 2014.
The Clintons enjoyed a close relationship with the Dominican Republic-born designer, whose label has come to define polished yet playful American glamour. During her years as First Lady, Clinton chose his designs on numerous occassions, including for her husband's second Inauguration Ball.
The former Secretary of State elegantly managed to make a political point as part of her tribute. “Oscar de la Renta was an immigrant, and aren’t we proud and grateful that he was?” she said to the audience which also included her long-time aide Huma Abedin and members of de la Renta's family.
"In the corner of these striking stamps, it says, 'USA Forever.' Let us remember what is durable and lasting about Oscar’s legacy. Of course, it is the fashion — it is the great worldly success," she added.
"But it’s also going with him to Washington Heights, going to a nightclub and watching him dance the salsa with young people who are just starting out their lives in this great city in this blessed country. He knew what they were hoping for. He gave up his heart and his soul to make sure that his example would live on."