- Ralph Lauren has been identified as the designer of the ivory suit Hillary Clinton wore Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention
- The designer has been close to Clinton for decades, and donated millions to the Smithsonian when she was First Lady
- Lauren also designed the cobalt blue suit that Clinton wore when she kicked off her campaign last July with a rally on on Roosevelt Island
- Clinton’s color choice was a clear nod to the dresses worn by suffragettes as they protested to get women the right to vote 100 years ago
- Clinton’s suit was also remarkably similar to the ivory look vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro wore at the 1984 Democratic convention
- The presidential hopeful is reportedly getting styling tips from her good friend, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, while on the campaign trail
The designer of the ivory suit worn by Hillary Clinton last week when she accepted the Democratic nomination for president has been revealed.
Ralph Lauren, a close friend of Clinton, created the widely-praised look, with a member of his press team confirming his involvement over the weekend.
It is the second big look that Lauren has designed for the presidential hopeful, having also created the cobalt blue suit she wore last July when she kicked off her campaign with a rally on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
Clinton chose the American designer for a speech in which she attacked Trump for making many of his products overseas.
‘Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin,’ said Clinton.
‘Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. Well, he could start by actually making things in America again.’
Lauren was born in the Bronx to Jewish immigrant parents and briefly attended Baruch College to study business before dropping out and joining the US Army.
It was after his time in the armed forces that he began to work in design, first as a sales assistant at Brooks Brothers.
He got his start designing menswear and then expanded to women’s clothing, home