It’s established, the fashion industry bigwigs are a big fan of Hillary Clinton. Over the past few months, designers have come out in support of the lady with campaign Merch T-shirts. Proud feminist Prabal Gurung made his support for Clinton well-known through his social media channels and his ‘Made for History’ campaign tees. He even teamed up with Katy Perry to design a dramatic, floor-sweeping caped pantsuit with the caption “I’m with Madam President” on the back, for the singer’s performance at Clinton’s rally in Philadelphia. But the title for the biggest supporter from the fraternity is still uncontested with designer Ralph Lauren going all out and designing all three of Clinton’s debate pantsuits, as well as the look she wore to the Democratic National Convention.
For the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, she chose an oxblood-red form-fitting suit. However, for the next two sessions she kept it simple with mostly shades of monochrome. Our favourite is Clinton in the navy-and-cream shawl-collar suit she wore to the second presidential debate in St Louis, Missouri.
Other designers are also coming out in her support. Recently, Donna Karan, the woman behind one of Clinton’s most iconic dresses – the black, cold-shoulder jersey number she wore in 1993 – posted a #TBT photo on her Instagram with the caption, “ . . . The first woman to wear my cold shoulder dress and now our first woman president to be. Hillary is always a role model for women and our country dressing and addressing the issues at hand.”
Even pop icon Rihanna is on board. The singer and Fenty x Puma designer was recently seen in a grey T-shirt printed with a vintage photo of Clinton. Then there was this instance when hottest supermodel of the moment Kendall Jenner and fashion icon Anna Wintour were seen endorsing Clinton by wearing specially designed Marc Jacobs tees – a graphic blue-and-red ringer tee for her Made for History collection. Earlier this year, Kors at his Spring ’17 show, surprised guests with a live performance by his friend Rufus Wainwright, who said, “I’m with her!” Other designers contributing to the collection include Pamela Love, Joseph Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg and Jason Wu among others.
When it comes to Calvin Klein and Vera Wang, they definitely have her back as both are long-standing supporters and has been attending several fundraisers throughout Clinton’s career.
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