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Hillary Clinton Chanel Phase? The Secretary Of State Steps Out In Boucle (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 01/12/2012 11:18 am Updated: 01/12/2012 12:52 pm

Hillary Clinton isn't one for expensive designer labels, but it seems she is going through a bit of a Chanel phase.

The Secretary of State spoke at a press conference with Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister yesterday looking chic in a black and turquoise boucle jacket. Paired with plain black pants, the collarless garment looked just like a Chanel (you know, the kind Anna Wintour wears like it's her job... which it sort of is).

Hillary must be channeling Anna, because on Tuesday she wore another Chanel-like look. Clinton met with Mike McFaul, ambassador-designate to Russia, at the State Department in a black and white boucle jacket with a high, buttoned-up collar.

While we don't know from Hillary herself whether the jackets are, indeed, Chanel (and frankly the Secretary of State has better things to talk about than her clothing labels), they definitely have a prim, high society look.

Clinton has been seen before wearing the chunky Chanel J12 watch in white ceramic (a watch we've coveted for a long time). But her tailored pieces this week are still a surprising switch from the more bohemian styles she'd been sporting, including loose, brightly-colored jackets and funky jewelry (and even a brief no-shoes moment).

But if this is a new Hillary signature, we're totally on board. Maybe she should try having them personalized and selling them, a la Rick Santorum?

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