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Hillary Clinton’s Oscar de la Renta Necklace Made a Statement

Perhaps in more ways than one.

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Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine, attend the Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp First-Day-Of-Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in NYC Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

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Despite losing the presidency to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton appears to be living her best post-election life. Between woodland hikes and taking in a bunch of Broadway shows, she made time for a New York Fashion Week appearance on Thursday, joining her friend (and longtime supporter) Anna Wintour at the unveiling of a new collection of postage stamps in Oscar de la Renta’s honor.

In a fun twist, Wintour and Clinton seemed to have coordinated outfits for their outing: Both wore very Valentine’s Day-appropriate shades of red and pink (Wintour in a cardigan and printed dress, Clinton in a fuchsia coat), along with statement (friendship?!) necklaces. The Vogue editor-in-chief went with her usual chunky crystals, and our former Secretary of State supported de la Renta in one of the brand’s sculptural gold necklaces, which you can pick up for $590 at Saks.

Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp First-Day-Of-Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony at Grand Central Terminal on February 16, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
Oscar de la Renta Hammered Disc Necklace, $590
Oscar de la Renta Hammered Disc Necklace, $590

It’s a pricey piece, to be sure — and likely one that Clinton would’ve received backlash for wearing had she won the presidency, particularly as a woman in the spotlight. But considering that she attended the event to praise the work of an iconic American designer who also happened to be an immigrant, perhaps the fashion choice was also sending a message that had nothing to do with cost.

Upon taking the podium, Clinton spoke about her 1998 visit to de la Renta’s native Dominican Republic in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, and applauded the designer’s humanitarian work from over the years. “Let there be many, many more immigrants with the love of America that Oscar de la Renta exemplified every single day,” she noted.