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Madeleine Albright: Secretary of Style

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attends the

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attends the Vera Wang Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center in New York City. (September 13, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Yeah, yeah, Beyoncé, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian all sat front row at Vera Wang’s show Tuesday. Paparazzi thronged, tweets flew into the stratosphere. But what about the classy blonde in the leather skirt? None other than former Secretary of State (and former LI mom and housewife) Madeleine Albright, who sat front row, virtually ignored, with her daughter and young granddaughter. (And, yep, she rocked a leather skirt.)

“I think she’s wonderful,” Albright said of her pal Vera Wang. “When women are economically empowered, societies are better off. It provides more stability. And Vera is a great example of that. [She has such] get up and go.”

And what does she think of all the Fashion Week hoopla?

“We’ve had a particularly meaningful week, talking about 9/11 and the scrapes of America,” she said. “And we’ve all discussed the importance of looking forward.” She gestures to the crowds. “There’s a wonderful mood and spirit here. We need renewal and resilience and that’s what I see. I hadn’t expected that.”



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