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Obama On The Runway: Sonia Rykiel, Donatella Versace, Stella McCartney And More…

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on left, and Sonia Rykiel

Barack Obama boasts a bevy of paraphernelia bearing his likeness, from buttons and t-shirts to limited edition custom sneakers -and now high fashion can be added to the list.

Moroccan born designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac included the presidential nominee’s image on a dress as part of his Spring 2009 line, and Sonia Rykiel’s collection featured sweaters emblazoned with the democrat’s name.

Other designers didn’t wear their political choices on their sleeves but paid hommage to the red party nevertheless. Donatella Versace remarked in the press that her recent men’s collection was inspired by “the type of man Barack Obama represents,” and Stella McCartney wrote “P.S. Vote Obama!!” at the end of her show’s program.


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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons


Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press.

The creative force behind Versace said she designed for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”

But Donatella’s homage to Barack didn’t stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: “I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt.”


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