Barack Obama Hits the Runway at Vivienne Tam

If Anna Wintour can go to the White House, why can't Barack Obama come to New York fashion week? Trick question: He can! And he did (sort of), as a part of Vivienne Tam's latest collection.
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If Anna Wintour can go to the White House, why can't Barack Obama come to New York fashion week? Trick question: He can! And he did (sort of), as a part of Vivienne Tam's latest collection.
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Photo: IMAXtree

If Anna Wintour can go to the White House, why can't Barack Obama come to New York fashion week? Trick question: He can! And he did (sort of), as a part of Vivienne Tam's latest collection.

For Fall 2013, the Chinese-American designer presented a line inspired by hope and change. And who better to embody those sentiments than the man who made a Presidential campaign of them? Several pieces in the mostly black-and-red collection featured Pop-art-esque prints of the Prez looking super suave in oversized sunnies--but Tam says she didn't intend to make a political statement.

“It just came to me, this hope and humor," she explained. "It wasn’t about politics, I just wanted a new dialogue. I wanted to dress a woman with heart, who cares about what’s happening in the world, not just about fashion.” When the show ended, Tam, herself, took a bow in a dress bearing Obama's rasterized likeness.

Click through to see all of Vivienne Tam's Obama designs. Wonder what the FLOTUS thinks of this collection?