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Here’s to the pantsuit – flashmob inspired by Hillary Clinton

The Hillary Clinton pantsuit rainbow.

The Hillary Clinton pantsuit rainbow. Photo: Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton’s signature colourful pantsuits got a shout-out from dozens of women who staged a flashmob in support of the Democratic presidential candidate in Washington DC.

Dressed in red, black, blue and pink pantsuits, the group danced on Friday to Salute by British girl band Little Mix for a YouTube video organised by Clinton supporters called “DC Power Pantsuit Flashmob”.

Organiser Jamie Poslosky said she came up with the idea because she was feeling depressed by the bitter rhetoric that has marked the 2016 US presidential campaign between Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

“I thought rather than sit and stew and be despondent I would try to find something really empowering and positive to do and clearly, as was shown here, there’s a real energy and desire by a lot of people to just be proud and loud and supportive,” Poslosky said.

The flash mob is the latest in a series of flash mobs designed as a show of support for Ms Clinton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxHT4kFG14M

Clinton has faced frequent scrutiny of her appearance during her years in the public eye including criticism of her hair style. Pantsuits have become her trademark in recent years. Here’s Elle Magazine‘s tribute to them:

The colourful wardrobe staple has inspired Facebook pages and groups, twitter accounts and hashtags, and a snapchat filter.

https://twitter.com/juliana_dolci/status/795670355327193088

Opinion polls show Clinton and Trump in a close race ahead of Tuesday’s election.

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