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


…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!