Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin put politics aside on Sunday afternoon in favor of fashion as she took her place on a rather cramped front row at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show.
The 41-year-old looked incredibly glamorous as she sandwiched herself between the designer’s other VIP attendees, including Gloria Steinem, and Cleo Wade, the girlfriend of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
Wearing a long-sleeved mid-length Prabal Gurung dress, which she accessorized with black and gold high heels, a gold belt, and statement earrings, Huma’s look was a world away from the casual, laid-back outfit she wore on Friday morning when she was pictured on the school run with her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.
Breathe in! Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin attended Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show on Sunday, where she was seen squeezing onto a rather packed front row
Networking: The 41-year-old was seated alongside activist Gloria Steinem (left) and Cleo Wade (center), the girlfriend of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
Fashionista: Huma put on a glamorous display in a long-sleeved blue Prabal Gurung dress, which she accessorized with black-and-gold heels and a yellow patterned clutch
Upon her arrival at the event, Huma, who wore a slick of bold fuchsia lipstick, happily posed for the cameras, showing off her pretty patterned frock, before taking her seat in between Cleo and actress Mia Moretti.
And while the political aide initially looked happy and comfortable on the front row of the catwalk show, the seating eventually became much more crowded as more guests arrived, and Huma was forced to move forward slightly to the edge of her seat in order to make room for more people.
Huma seemed happy to chat away to her fellow VIP guests, however, and was seen engaging conversation with Instagram influencer Cleo and activist and women’s rights campaigner Gloria Steinem.
No doubt the fashionable event came as something of a welcome distraction for Huma who publicly reunited with her estranged husband Weiner on Friday.
Huma was seen with Anthony for the first time in close to a year as the two came together to bring son Jordan to his first day of kindergarten, walking along the sidewalk to make the short trip to the school.
The top aide to Hillary Clinton, who filed for divorce from her philandering husband back in May, smiled as she and Weiner both held Jordan’s hand while walking him to school in downtown Manhattan.
Chit chat: At one point, Huma was seen enjoying a conversation with Cleo and Gloria
Tight fit: Huma had to move forward to the edge of her seat in order to make room alongside her for her fellow guests, who happily snapped away on their phones during the show
Happy and relaxed: The political aide’s attendance at the show came just two days after she publicly reunited with her estranged husband Anthony Weiner for the first time in nearly a year
Weiner was forced to turn around before the group arrived at the private learning institution, however, where the annual tuition is over $42,000 for each student.
New York state law requires that some on the sex offender registry not be within 1,000 feet of a school; Weiner’s retreat comes four months after he was forced to register as a sex offender.
Young Jordan could be seen motioning to his father at one point as he continued on with only his mother by his side.
Weiner was originally set to be sentenced on Friday after entering a guilty plea to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor but was able to push back the date so he could take his son to the start of school.
Those charges arose after DailyMail.com revealed in September of last year that he had been sexting a 15-year-old high school student from North Carolina for months.
In the wake of that revelation he had his laptop seized, and emails found on the device led to a second FBI probe into Clinton’s email server, which she later claimed cost her the election.
Abedin submitted her divorce papers on the same day Weiner appeared in court to enter his guilty plea back in May.
Reunited: Huma stepped out with husband Weiner as they took their son Jordan to his first day of kindergarten on Friday morning
Happy together: The estranged couple held hands with their son as they walked to his private school in downtown Manhattan, where annual tuition is over $42,000
Working hard: Meanwhile, Huma’s boss, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton sat down for her first televised interview since the election with CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley
Weiner has agreed to accept any prison sentence of less than 27 months and register as a sex offender as part of his plea deal.
Prosecutors are recommending that Weiner serve a two-year sentence as part of the deal, with the charge carrying a maximum prison term of 10 years and maximum fine of $250,000. He was released on bail and will be sentenced next month.
Meanwhile, hours before Huma attended the Prabal Gurung show, her boss Hillary Clinton sat down for her first televised interview since the election with CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley.
During the conversation, Hillary noted that attending Donald Trump’s inauguration was a surreal experience and, like former President George W. Bush, she didn’t think much of the president’s speech.
‘And so there I was, on the platform, feeling like an out-of-body experience,’ she recalled. ‘And then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut – what an opportunity to say, “OK, I’m proud of my supporters, but I’m the president of all Americans.”‘
She also suggested that Trump had missed that opportunity to bring the country together after a rough and tumble election season.