Yesterday saw former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton announce her intention to run in the 2016 Presidential race. While it was a given for anyone following US politics even remotely, the announcement means she could be the very first female President of the United States of America.
Although the former First Lady began her career in law, she went on to lead the task force that reformed the Arkansas' education system and has worked monumentally in favour of universal health care. She was the first of the First Ladies to have a post-graduate degree and the class of 1965 at Maine Township High School South voted her "Most Likely To Succeed", which, well, worked wonders. As well as all this, she has had many a style victory which we totally adore her for.
Hillary is now famed for her pantsuits in a rainbow of colours, but historically she has pushed style boundaries and challenged any dressing norms. Noting nobody should be reduced to their clothing choices, we chart the best of Hillary's outfits alongside her amiable achievements as she proves you can be a powerful woman and be killer at dressing at the same time. From stripy trousers and pant-suits to glasses to die for, from her time at college to the Hill-Bill hippie days, Hillary Clinton was and is clothed well.
The young beginnings
Hillary Rodham from a young age was a prone 'leader' among her peers. An Illinois native, she attended Maine East High School where she participated in the school newspaper. She went on to study at Wellesley College, majoring in political science, as well as president of the Wellesley Young Republicans society.
The hippie days
Hillary received a seven minute standing ovation after being the first student at Wellesley College to deliver its commencement address. She was then featured in an article published in Life magazine, due to the response a part of her speech had received that criticised Senator Brooke. Hillary then met Bill Clinton at Yale Law School, where she was slightly younger than him, having gone straight into degree studies from school. They would later marry and have one child, Chelsea.
The glam days
Bill Clinton took office as president in January 1993, making Hillary First Lady of the United States. After Eleanor Roosevelt, Clinton is considered one of the most empowered and involved first ladies in history, maintaining a prominent and active role in US politics as she had done previously.
Clinton was the first First Lady of the United States to be a candidate for elected office when she was elected as Senator in 2001 and then her title now Secretary of State in 2009. She now runs for 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.