As Vogue chief Anna Wintour sat down to pen her editor’s letter for the February issue, which features Kate Bosworth on the cover and those Marc Jacobs ads we’re so obsessed with on the inside, fury boiled in her narrow blue veins. It was time to close the book on the style rag’s annual power issue, and Hillary Clinton was nowhere to be seen in its pages. A miffed Wintour writes: “Imagine my amazement … when I learned that Hillary Clinton, our only female presidential hopeful, had decided to steer clear of our pages at this point in her campaign for fear of looking too feminine.”
Indeed, rumors swirled back in November that Clinton had chosen not to sit for the magazine at this time, though she had posed for Annie Leibovitz back in 1998 at the White House, and in 2003, after she became a New York senator. This time around Clinton supposedly left the fashion pack in the lurch after deciding that an appearance in the magazine might make her seem too “elitist” or “too glamorous” for voters.