22 May 2012 by

Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie and Hillary Clinton's Make-Up-Free Face - Do Appearances Really Matter?

They say the suit maketh the man. Well not so if your name’s Mark Zuckerberg, your company, Facebook, has earned you a modest $19bn after you floated it on the stock market, and you’d rather doss about in sweats.

In this week’s issue of Grazia (out today!), writer Tanya Gold asks whether it matters if people, like ‘Zuck’, arrive to ‘court’ potential investors dressed in a hoodie (albeit Facebook branded and retailing at about $38). But what do you think? Is it a massive cuss, as one analyst described the sartorial move, or is there method in the madness – will Zuck forever be known for his hoodies just as the late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, was known for his black polo-neck? And what do you think of his decision to then marry in black tie? Appropriate attire or was he no longer being true to Brand Zuck? (Yes, we’re calling it that.)

Ditto Hillary Clinton who had the ‘audacity’ to appear on TV without make up – well, bar a slick of lipstick that is. Surely, when you’re Secretary of State and the most powerful woman in American politics, you’re not contractually obliged to wear blusher? Well the critics disagree and so began a media hoo ha over her lack of slap.

Do you, like Tanya, think appearances don’t matter if you’re two of the most important people in America? Or do you think there’s still a time and a place for hoodies and bare-faced chic?

Let us know below or by joining the debate on Grazia UK's Facebook page...


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