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?