Today we talked to Pulitizer Prize-winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan. As fashion editor for The Washington Post, she's assessed the appearance of politicians from Dick Cheney to Hilary Clinton. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has also come under that appraising gaze: Givhan declared that Obama's famously muscular arms speak of both "vanity and power." It's a telling insight, but one that also has us thinking: Can a woman in power ever dress neutrally, the way a be-suited male politician can? And do you think it's legitimate to judge any political figure - female or male - on their style sense?
Are their valuable insights to be gleaned or is it mere distraction?