Famous Fashion Designers Create Merch to Support…

Famous Fashion Designers Create Merch to Support Barack Obama

&Quot;runway to Win" Collection Includes Styles From Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg

U.S. Election time is right around the corner, and incumbent Barack Obama has some seriously stylish support on his side.
Today, a project called “Runway to Win” launched online. It's a campaign spearheaded by famous designers like Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg in support of the re-election of President Obama in 2012.
Designers like the aforementioned – plus a slew of other big names (Rachel Roy, Jason Wu, Tracy Reese) – have created shirts, totes, scarves and other fashionable items in support of Obama's re-election campaign. The items are available for pre-order as of today at, with the political fashion line officially launching February 7th.
All proceeds from the pieces will be donated directly to the Obama Victory Fund, a fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.
The “Runway to Win” collection includes a very cute red, white and blue canvas tote bag by Tory Burch ($75), a long-sleeve shirt with a tiny patriotic bird on it by Jason Wu ($55) and a bright American flag tote bag by Diane von Furnstenberg ($85). There's also a vintage-inspired cropped sweatshirt by Tracy Reese ($85) featuring the Obama logo and a T-shirt by Marc Jacobs ($45).
More designers – including Vera Wang and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs – are slated to introduce their pieces in the coming weeks.
So, fashionistas, what do you make of this new “Runway to Win” collection for Obama's campaign? It's a interesting way to fuse fashion and politics, right? The pieces are hip and modern, and it's neat to see the idea of political support taking on a different, much more stylish route.
Which piece would you most want to get your hands on?

(Photo Credit: Runway to Win)

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I think it's great that famous designers are getting involved in the election this way. I like all of the handbags! This comment has been removed.
I like the vintage sweatshirt. Looks comfy. But its too pricey!! This comment has been removed.
Be the change you want to see. That's amazing! But I agree that I wouldn't want to be a walking political sign. This comment has been removed.
beautiful designs, i like them all, but I don't want them to have Obama's name on them :P if I had to choose, I'd say the bag with the flag image :)) super cute!! This comment has been removed.
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