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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.
We could not make this up if we tried: Anna Wintour just unveiled a designer pet collection for Barack Obama‘s campaign. Bark for Obama, y’all!
The fashion industry has been a longtime supporter of Barack Obama. Anna Wintour raised over $500,000 in 2011 for the President and 22 designers are participating in the Runway to Win campaign this year. But how much influence does the industry really have on politics?
We should have expected that not everyone would be a fan of President Barack Obama‘s fashiony fundraiser, Runway to Win. On Tuesday, the Republican National Convention released a video characterizing the fashion show and resulting product line, organized by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, as an elitist spectacle that recession-stricken Americans can’t afford to participate in.
Just this week we learned that Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour had convinced a total of 22 designers to create custom clothing for President Barack Obama’s fundraising efforts. The items were quietly posted on the site yesterday and are now available for pre-order. Some of them are cooler than others (and some are distinctly not cool), but at least one of them was designed by new mom Beyoncé!
Fashion’s heaviest hitters are throwing their collective weight behind Barack Obama‘s reelection campaign, and they’re being led by none other than Anna Wintour.