Forgetting to lock the toilet stall and having someone walk in on you? The worst. Now picture that person barging in is Diane von Furstenberg and you are Chelsea Clinton... because that actually happened.
In her new, in-depth Vogue feature, Chelsea Clinton is described as astute, articulate, personable and sophisticated. She's also a bit absent-minded, Jonathan Van Meter writes, often abandoning her Blackberry and leaving doors unlocked at the Kennedy Center so designers can accidentally intrude.
But save for the one embarrassing DVF anecdote, Chelsea Clinton comes off as enviably refined and even more stylish than we knew in her new Vogue feature, which appears in the mag's Lady Gaga-emblazoned September issue. Styled in a Burberry trench, Clinton receives praise from her fashionable pals, including Burberry head designer Christopher Bailey: "Oh, she is sooo stylish, Chelsea."
And it sounds like she likes to be:
One night [...] 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. [Chelsea's chief-of-staff Bari] Lurie -- who has known Clinton since they were teenagers, when Lurie was a White House intern working for Hillary Clinton -- shoots me a look: "Don’t encourage her.”
We hate to break it to Lurie, but a Vogue shoot is pretty much the biggest fashion encouragement Chelsea could get. Plus she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are already members of an elite social circle (royals, celebs, etc). The pair scored tickets to the 2012 Met Gala, which Marc described as "glamorous and ridiculous and over-the-top and amazing."
Not the sort of thing we'd typically associate with Chelsea Clinton, but after reading her latest feature and seeing how she rocks her Vogue-chosen duds (Burberry, Marc Jacobs), we're beginning to reconsider.
See Chelsea Clinton's style evolution!
Chelsea wore a tie-dye shirt, light-wash jeans, and sneakers while riding her bike on the grounds of the Governor's mansion.
While vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, Chelsea looked summery in a white t-shirt tucked into light-wash denim shorts and black low-top Converse sneakers.
During a dress rehearsal for the Washington Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker," the first daughter wore a pink, rose-embellished bodice with a white tutu.
Clinton wore a lavender twin set with a black pencil skirt and black heels for a flight on Air Force One.
Chelsea wore a brown and red sheer shirt and faded skinny jeans to Lydia Hearst's birthday party. She carried a black, studded bag on her shoulder.
Chelsea wore a black and white tweed skirt suit to the opening night reception of the Clinton Global Initiative at the Museum Of Modern Art. She accessorized with a pearl necklace and silver wristwatch.
Glittering at the American Patrons of the Tate Artists Dinner in New York
Speaking in Pennsylvania for her mother's campaign, Chelsea wore a black polo shirt under a black single-button jacket, medium-wash jeans, and black patent leather shoes.
In Puerto Rico, Chelsea wore a beige and white houndstooth print jacket, dark-wash denim, and purple patent leather shoes for an extra pop of color.
At the Kentucky Derby, Chelsea was luminous in periwinkle blue. She matched her ruched dress to her cardigan and wide-brimmed hat.
At DKMS' 3rd Annual Star-Studded Gala, the former first daughter wore a black sleeveless shirt, black tulle skirt, opaque tights, and black patent leather shoes.
For her wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea donned a strapless silk organza Vera Wang dress with an embellished belt.
At 7th Annual Common Sense Media Awards honoring her father, Chelsea opted for a ladylike skirt and sweater with layered necklaces and sheer tights.
Chelsea stunned in a red gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala.
At a Clinton Foundation event in London, Chelsea posed with her dad in a purple cowl-neck mini dress.