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Monday, August 18, 2008

Obama to show during fashion week

Super Star Barack Obama is debuting his own Fashion Line of totes and tees - Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg, Tracey Reese and Derek Lam. A launch party will be held at Charles Nolan's studio on September 9 - during New York Fashion Week. The Obama collection will be sold on his website Obama.com

Robin Givhan reveals the whole project in the Washington Post, noting "the risk, of course, is being perceived as highbrow or shallow. Obama's opponents have derisively dismissed him as an elitist and a celebrity. And it was the fashion industry that spawned the celebri-monster known as Paris Hilton. Having Seventh Avenue on his roster of supporters would not seem conducive to a Dockers-man image." well, Duhh!
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