Huma Abedin isn't the first lady of New York City just yet, but she is already dressing the part.
Anthony Weiner's wife took her first steps on the New York City mayoral campaign trail this weekend, joining her husband at a Harlem parade and two Staten Island churches as he made his case to the people of New York. Huma did less speechifying and hand-shaking than her candidate husband, but she made her case in her own quiet way: by wearing one of the most iconic campaign dresses ever.
Abedin was sporting the same red and white checked ASOS dress that Michelle Obama wore in Iowa last August, on the day she was photographed hugging President Obama in what become one of the most memorable images of the campaign. Obama's team tweeted a photo of the tender moment on Election Night to announce the president's win; the tweet promptly became Twitter's most retweeted post ever.
It was also Michelle's most retweeted dress ever. FLOTUS' ASOS frock wasn't even new (she had worn it earlier that summer), but the tweet made it one of her most unforgettable. Now Huma seems to have borrowed a bit of the campaign trail magic by wearing her own version, making a new fashion statement while channeling the first lady.
Think the dress will bring Huma's husband as much Election Day luck as it did to President Obama?
Huma on the campaign trail, July 2013:
Anthony Weiner joined by Huma today on the campaign trail in Harlem pic.twitter.com/3WtwCtROh9
Huma and Anthony pic.twitter.com/g7HCURSkZV
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) July 14, 2013
Anthony, with Huma by his side, talking stop & frisk with voter on Frederick Douglas Blvd. pic.twitter.com/unsvRYj6FM
Michelle on the campaign trail, August 2012:
What Huma can learn from Michelle: