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The fashion of politics

Hillary Clinton says handbags are a "uniter of women".

Her interview to the US magazine Harper's Bazaar raises the question of how fashion can be used to connect women around the world in spite of their cultural differences.

Former minister for Europe Baroness Glenys Kinnock and Times columnist Matthew Parris discuss whether fashion builds a rapport between foreign dignitaries.

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