President Obama may have won the election–and his wife and girls won our never-ending admiration–but we have to give a shout out to Ann Romney and her Election Night style.
Last night, Barack Obama won re-election–and we won four more years of gushing and gawking over how adorable the Obama family is. As they laughed and hugged onstage, we couldn’t help but look back on the night four years ago when Obama was first elected–and Michelle, Malia and Sasha stole the hearts of fashion people everywhere.
From Michelle Obama’s flawless style and support of young designers to the fashion industry’s fundraising efforts, this has easily been the most fashiony election season of all time.
In fact, the fashion industry is seen as playing a vital role in this election. But, we’re not just talking about designers’ hefty donations and Anna Wintour-hosted dinners. For instance, there was that time Ann Romney wore a $900 Reed Krakoff shirt and who could forget Cathy Horyn attacking Paul Ryan for wearing an ill-fitted jacket?
As ballots continue to be cast and counted, let us take a look back at the biggest fashion stories to come out of the 2012 presidential election, which will soon, finally, come to an end.
And now that election day is almost upon us, all of the industry’s best and brightest are taking to Twitter to remind us how very important it is that everyone votes tomorrow.
Like Andre Leaon Talley for example, who tweeted, “Make an effort to talk about nothing but getting out to vote for the next 72 hours. Vote Obama. Tell everyone you meet. It’s Obama.”
Read on for more.
Barack Obama‘s latest ad stars successful writer/director/actress Lena Dunham, who lays out what qualities she looks for in a candidate in this new, clever (and polarizing) Obama-endorsed video. It may be official confirmation that Dunham really is the voice of our generation (“or a voice of a generation” as her Girls character would say).
Back in September, Mitt Romney caught some flack when he appeared at a Univision event with a very, very, tan face. Some speculated as to whether Mittens had fake baked. The Univision makeup artist, Lazz Rodriguez, later defended his honor by saying that he used a little bit of powder on the candidate, but that Romney’s tan was au natural.
Or was it?
That’s it. Last night marked the third and final presidential debate. Which, for us, means it’s our last chance to compare and analyze Michelle Obama and Ann Romney‘s outfits as if they were in a show down.
But if the President won last night’s debate it’s harder to declare a sartorial winner between the wives.
Women’s issues and women voters are key in this upcoming election. And the fashion industry, dominated by women, hasn’t been shy about getting involved.
Today brings us a new PSA about women’s issues dreamed up by some of our favorite women in fashion and entertainment.
Tavi Gevinson’s there, and so is Alexa Chung, Lena Dunham, Leith Clark, Karen Elson and many more. Who else can you spot?