I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet. -- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

27 September 2008

Designer's Choice-Politics Hit the Runway

Narciso Rodriguez

The first Presidential Debate of this fleeting campaign season is in the books...who won?? Depends upon where you sit. My guess is there was not much movement in position coming out of last night's (almost didn't happen) debate. The issues are extraordinarily complex and there will never be a simple answer to resolve the magnitude of a mess this nation is in...you have to ask, why would anyone want that job?? It is a frightening time but if you love the political game it is a great ride.

This has indeed been an historic campaign and for years and years to come the 2008 Election will be studied and analyzed. Maybe with all we face, with all that is at stake in this election we need to step back from the political attacks, strategic games, well placed insinuations and very tall tales of accomplishments, and ask "What Do You Wear to the most important election of our time??

Tory Burch

It is not unusual in any campaign for celebrity endorsements, Frank Sinatra for Kennedy, Barbra Streisand for Clinton...The 2008 election has certainly had its share of show biz glitz,it was after all Oprah who rallied her troops for Barack Obama. What this election has been lacking to this point, other than a few appearances by Michelle and Cindy(NO Sarah doesn't enter into this discussion), was Style. Enter the Designer's Choice. (for fairness by the way I looked on the McCain site and there is nothing there to compare)

Charles Nolan

Tracy Reese Zac Posen

The Obama for America campaign has enlisted some of the country's most successful and emulated design eyes to create Runway to Change, a collection of apparel and accessories to encourage voter registration and of course support the candidate.

Nanette Lepore

I love and collect campaign memorabilia, buttons, pennants, bumper stickers... but this campaign goes a long way from the silly hats and yard signs with its own designer collection. No matter where your politics lean you have to take notice when politics meet the runway. http://www.barackobama.com/

Vera Wang

Derek Lam Diane Von Furstenburg

Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos