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Suited up! Hillary’s style on display on Brooklyn Bridge • Brooklyn Paper

Suited up! Hillary’s style on display on Brooklyn Bridge

Clinton coalition: Clinton supporters chanted as they proceeded over the crossing.
Photo by Jolene Siana

Talk about a power walk!

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters threw on their best Clinton-esque pantsuits and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to show their solidarity with the presidential candidate on Saturday, and even though many of the marchers might not have their own closet lined with the one-stop-shop outfit, they still applauded Clinton’s trend-setting and years-long embrace of the fashion.

“It’s not my style but I love that she wears them,” said Andrea Reese, a Park Sloper who unlike Clinton’s designer digs, donned a makeshift teal pantsuit she made out of separates. “I love that she doesn’t do this sort of traditional feminine appearance, I think it represented an important part of who she is.”

The march was one of seven that took place around the country to pay tribute to Clinton’s monochromatic go-to and rally supporters — whom in the past she has jokingly called the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit” — ahead of Election Day.

The horde of participants donned pantsuits of all persuasions — business casual, festive, patterned, and bright — as they chanted and held signs with sayings such as “B—- pleats” “Nasty women get s— done” (thanks, Donald Trump!) and “Pantsuit power.”

Clinton has modeled her signature style in all forms — and may even have taken inspiration from Death Row Records hip hop artists — but Reese said that her favorite pantsuit to see on the nominee nods back to a time when women were also fighting to gain power.

“I like the white because it makes me think of the suffragettes,” she said.

Once marchers made their way over the bridge, they gathered at Clinton’s Pierrepont Street headquarters to unleash their rally cries, which included an appearance from Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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