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Generally speaking, the fashion industry has wholeheartedly thrown its support behind President Barack Obama during the last two election cycles, and has been one of POTUS’s biggest supporters. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Runway To Win collection, a line of designer clothing and accessories that was the brainchild of (guess who?) Anna Wintour, raised a ridiculous amount of money for his campaign. The exact figure? A staggering $40 million.
Michelle Obama wasn’t the only wife on stage celebrating a monumental victory last night. Second lady Jill Biden was right up there with her, toasting to a second term in a sleeveless blue sheath by NYC-based designer Susana Monaco, who’s got to be having a pretty darned good day today herself.
It was quite a disappointing night for the Republicans. Not only did Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose the election, but Ryan continued to wear oversized suits and untailored pants. At least his wife Janna looked nice!
Claire McCaskill won her re-election bid for Missouri’s U.S. senate seat last night, beating out opponent Todd Akin, he of the now-infamous “legitimate rape” comments. It was a victory celebrated nationwide, meaning our eyes were accordingly glued to the screen when she made her acceptance remarks, and we couldn’t help but notice two other smiling blondes in the frame: McCaskill’s two super stylish daughters.
Tonight the American people cast their votes to re-elect President Barack Obama. But, of course, both parties came prepared to take the White House, and Ann Romney stepped out looking poised and ready to take on the role of FLOTUS in Republican red.
Sarah Palin joined the team at Fox News this evening to weigh in on the still ongoing election. Though the former governor has made both some sartorial missteps during her last few television appearances, tonight Palin opted for a classic blazer in her go-to color, red, a textured new ‘do with plenty of volume, and a heavy swipe of high-shine lip gloss.
While Michelle Obama made sure to note on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she and Barack voted early this year, Mitt and Ann Romney hit the polling station today in Belmont, Massachusetts to cast their ballots. Blue state, blue coat seemed to be Ann’s modus operandi for the day, even if we can be pretty sure she didn’t match her vote to her ensemble.
Though the favored parlance this election season may be “swing” or “battleground,” another fitting name for the not-quite-red, not-quite-blue states is, of course, “purple.” Michelle Obama may have had this in mind last night when she dressed for a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, for which she paired her all-black ensemble with a lilac printed scarf and purple flower brooch.
Tomorrow is Election Day, and whether you’re voting for a Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you can (and should!) definitely do it style. That’s why we’ve rounded up the coolest patriotic wares just in time for the big day tomorrow, and even included a few party-specific ones for those who like to wear their political affiliation on their sleeve (or tote or Toms, as it were).
The Romneys hit the campaign trail yesterday to try and convince the undecided to vote for Mitt come November 6 (the countdown to election day begins!) And while we’ve seen many a bad outfit from Ann, we like what the FLOTUS hopeful was wearing this time.
That blingtastic Michelle Obama brooch from yesterday got us thinking. What kind of cool and/or ridiculous merchandise are the other presidential candidates selling?