Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, Derek Lam: Designers Down With Obama

Fashion cannot be ignored. And with each passing month it becomes more important in this year's Presidential elections.  And why not?  This is the first time a black man is on the ballot as a nominee for President of the United States so the campaign is going to have to pull out all the stops, unconventional and stylish. According to this story in the Washington Post, the Barack Obama campaign has coordinated with about 20 designers to create merchandise for the Obama web site, where it will be available next month. Post reporter Robin Givhan reports  it's the first time a quorum of the fashion industry has revolved around one candidate. The top designer list includes Derek Lam, Isaac Mizrahi, Charles Nolan and Diane von Furstenberg. There have also been talks with Beyonce, Russell Simmons and Vera Wang, as well according to the article.   I love DVF dresses, but it is appropriate for the fashion industry go beyond dressing candidates to supporting them? Would you vote for Obama because Vera Wang designed a T-shirt for the campaign?

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