Sarah Palin famously had her very own Marie Antoinette moment during the US presidential election in 2008, when it was reported she and her team had indulged in a $150,000 shopping spree at several high-end department stores; recession be damned-apparently talks of the recession didn't include her over indulgent wardrobe. Michelle Obama promptly appeared on a television talk show wearing a high-street outfit bought online at J Crew: she didn't need to utter a word.
Is Sarah Palin a fashion icon worthy of imitation? According to Bristol, the answer is yes.
Say what you like, but at least the debate about female politicians' fashion choices goes beyond party lines.
Recently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's February interview with Harper's Bazaar was most memorable - and criticized - for her cooing over a hot-pink Ferragamo handbag.