December 19th, 2008
Best of 2008, Obama Family
Best of 2008: Obama-mania
By Claire

Another huge highlight of this year was the election of Barack Obama for President:

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…intelligent, competent, and charismatic, Barack Obama came to symbolize change and progress in American politics. His importance was not lost on the world of fashion, who supported him from retail to runway:
In August 2008, Robin Givhan reported that designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Zac Posen and Tracy Reese would create t-shirts and tote bags in support of his campaign:

Fashion’s Barack fever traveled to Parisian runways,where designers embroidered his name and likeness into garments for Sonia Rykiel’s Spring 2009 show in October:
And then of course the Obama effect trickled down to the masses, with everyone–including Fashion Bomb readers–showing their support for our President elect:

In 2008, politics became fashionable. Let’s hope it wasn’t a passing fad!
Bisous!

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  1. Trendy Gourmandise says:

    obama fever !!!

  2. [...] 2008 witnessed Obama-mania, as designers like Sonia Rykiel, Rachel Roy, and Zac Posen fashioned stylish t-shirts and dresses supporting the election of our new President. [...]

  3. [...] of the year Ms.Claire Sulmers chose to put my picture as well as two other ladies pictures in the Best of 2008:Obama-Mania post! I was excited! Just thought I’d share this with you all. Claire [...]

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