Wendy Davis Trades Her Sneakers for Reed Krakoff Heels in Vogue

We could have guessed back in June, after her famous 13-hour filibuster against a Texas abortion bill, that Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was destined for Vogue.
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We could have guessed back in June, after her famous 13-hour filibuster against a Texas abortion bill, that Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was destined for Vogue.
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We could have guessed back in June, after her famous 13-hour filibuster against a Texas abortion bill, that Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was destined for Vogue.

It makes sense that as a prominent, smart, inspiring female democratic politician she'd appeal to Anna Wintour. Of course, it couldn't hurt (and is difficult to ignore) that Davis is also blonde, petite and wears Erdem (as irrelevant as those qualities may seem to Davis' political career).

Thus, someone deemed her Vogue material and the magazine published a lengthy profile on her and photographed her looking lovely in a Carolina Herrera dress and Reed Krakoff pumps for the magazine's September issue.

Relating to the discussion about whether or not it's okay to talk about what female politicians wear: Davis' style and appearance may have helped get her on Vogue's radar, into the magazine and thus into hundreds of thousands homes throughout the country. But Vogue's story isn't about that. Rather, it's four detailed, well-researched pages tracing Davis' fascinating ascent from a single mom in a trailer park unsure about what she wanted to do, to Harvard Law School, to becoming one of Texas's most recognizable, promising, and potentially game-changing politicians.

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Davis' 7 for All Mankind jeans and "inconceivable number" of hair products ("I have super-supercurly hair, and it’s a constant struggle,” she tells Heidi Mitchell) may get mentioned in the beginning, and her penchant for Chloe, Miu Miu and Victoria Beckham at the end (she says her daughters inspired her "transformation in recent years to a more fashion-conscious look"), but those blurbs help illustrate who Davis is, and don't, in our opinion, take away from all of her accomplishments, which indisputably take center stage in Vogue's piece. Read it here.