2. The piece doesn’t shy away from the big issues.
Paul discusses his rapid rise through the GOP ranks, the scrutiny he faces from his political rivals — and the possibility of a 2016 presidential campaign.
Most importantly, however, there’s mention of his apparently infamous sense of style. “Dad jeans” and “brown fisherman sandals” are touted specifically, descriptors likely to strike more into the heart of Vogue’s audience more than any of the political fearmongering present.
4. Interestingly, the profile opens with mention of Paul’s recent filibuster marathon.
It’s a similar start to the profile of Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis that appeared in the magazine last month. That profile, however, featured 10 designer-laden descriptions of Davis’ dress sense: “She loves to put on something nice, dresses by Chloé and Victoria Beckham, and Miu Miu heels or Louboutins,” for example.
Couldn’t the magazine have framed those fisherman sandals in the same way?
5. Read the rest of Horowitz’s profile over at vogue.com.
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