|Best Politically Dressed Women|
|By JILIAN FAMA||Dec 7, 2012, 12:26 PM|
Chic Vogue editor Anna Wintour, 63, who is known as one of the most powerful women in fashion, is reportedly on President Obama's shortlist for the diplomatic post of U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain or France.
The news, which was initially reported by Bloomberg News, said Wintour is among a handful of top Obama financiers interested in the position.
Wintour who has served as editor-in-chief for Vogue magazine since 1988 knows fashion, having begun her career in the fashion department at Harpers & Queen in London in 1970.
Wintour's signature bob haircut, dark sunglasses and fashion sense has thrust her into fashion icon status.
Vogue spokeswoman Megan Salt would neither confirm nor deny whether Wintour has been approached about a diplomatic job, or whether she'd consider it, telling ABC News that Wintour is "very happy with her current job."
Rumors of an official post for Wintour have swirled for months, as the position has become a choice presidential reward for elite political supporters. The Vogue editor, who is an avid Obama supporter, has hosted high-profile fundraisers for the president, raising over $500,000 for his re-election.
There's hardly a best-dressed list in politics that doesn't mention the first lady.
Michelle Obama is not only known for her work on children's nutrition and fitness, as well as advocating for military families, she is also known for her fashion sense and style. Mrs. Obama has been spotted wearing the likes of top American designers such as Tracy Reese, Michael Kors and Jason Wu.
Known for her conservative yet chic looks, which often include knee length skirts, daring prints and bold accessories, Michelle has set a new precedent for female fashion in the White House.
Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, seems to be the first lady of fashion appearing at this year's London Fashion Week in the front row of Christopher Kane Frankenstein inspired collection.
Cameron, who has been spotted wearing the designers' outfits sported a Michael van der Ham at the event. The first lady has also been photographed wearing Burberry and London-based designer Alessandra Rich, and one of her personal favorite designers, Erdem Moralioglu.
Michelle Obama isn't the only first lady who has been recognized for her chic and sophisticated sense of style. French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been spotted on the fashion scene, recently attending Saint Laurent fashion show in Paris with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Trierweiler has big shoes to fill after succeeding former first lady Carla Bruni, who topped Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed list four years in a row, but she is coming into her own. The French first lady has championed a more casual look admitting to the UK Times that she has yet to embrace high fashion, saying, "For the moment I dress in prêt-à-porter... I have never worn dresses by grand couturiers."
But her aim is to be known as a fashionable first lady.
"This role [of First Lady] makes me a little uncomfortable, but I will manage very well if it is not limited just to that." Trierwieler continues, "I want to represent the image of France, do the necessary smiling, be well dressed, but it shouldn't stop there."
Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar, 53, is the second of the three wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, but her sense of style is number one.
Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser has captured the attention of fashionistas worldwide as she has been voted among the most stylish women in the world by Vanity Fair for 2012 and has also been recognized by British designer Julien Macdonald as a style icon. "[She is] glamorous and sophisticated, the very epitome of a royal," said the designer.
"Not since Jackie O has any first lady had such global resonance in terms of fashion," he said.
"I would love to dress her. Her personal style is rich with power and confidence, yet retains a real femininity that many women aspire to," he added.
The first lady of Qatar has been seen donning her favorite designers Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.