People should stop talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's looks, says Anna Wintour: 'Focus on what she has to say'
Vogue's Anna Wintour is reportedly tired of people talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's style and outfits and wished that they would talk more about her "substance and what she has to say."
Wintour, who is a big fan of the New York congresswoman, talked about AOC in the latest episode of Vogue magazine's 'Go Ask Anna'.
"I think people spend a lot, too much time talking about her style rather than her substance and what she has to say,” she said. She, however, added: "I do personally love the red lipstick and the hoop earrings.”
"I think it’s wonderful to have a young woman in the political arena that is obviously not frightened to say what she means,” the Condé Nast artistic director continued, “that represents another generation that is independent thinking, that isn’t falling into line with the conventional wisdom of what a woman in politics should be or how she should look or how she should conduct herself.”
Wintour, during the interview, added that she is looking forward to seeing "where she takes us."
The youngest congresswoman in US history is known for her style and beauty and made headlines for her iconic look at the State of the Union address this year. AOC, during the address, wore a white blazer, white pants, and white top, and paired the look with a set of hoop earrings and red lipstick.
She had pulled the same look during her swearing-in ceremony in January. Ocasio-Cortez, in an explanation of her style choices, wrote in a tweet that her lips and hoops were inspired by Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court Justice, who was advised to wear neutral-colored nail polish to her confirmation hearings to avoid scrutiny.
However, she stuck to red.
"Next time someone tells Bronx girls to take off their hoops, they can just say they’re dressing like a Congresswoman," AOC had tweeted in January.