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Hillary Clinton Earns a Fashionable Vote of Confidence in Silicon Valley

An iconic designer says America is "ready for a woman president."


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Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Lead On Watermark Conference in Santa Clara, and the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator told the assembled crowds that America needs a higher minimum wage, pay equity for women, and paid family leave to support economic growth, the LA Times reports.

Clinton wasn't the only big name discussing women and politics at the conference. When the Chronicle asked CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg about women and political power, the designer raved about Clinton's commitment to women's causes, adding, "I love Hillary and I love, above all what she has done ... for women" and "of course we are ready for a woman president."

Though Clinton hasn't announced whether she will run in 2016 —and von Furstenberg's words weren't explicitly an endorsement— it sounds like HRC could at least call on DVF for a custom-patterned pantsuit if she throws her hat in the ring.