Skip to main content

Hillary Clinton's Run for President Gains Support from the Fashion Community

Mostly via Instagram.

Coachella may have dominated the fashion community's Instagram posts this weekend, but Sunday afternoon brought a break in the action. The new hashtag popping up? #Hillary2016.

The volleys of support started coming in just after Hillary Clinton announced her presidential candidacy: from CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, designer Prabal Gurung, Vanity Fair's Jessica Diehl and Michael Carl, stylist Leith Clark, blogger Nicolette Mason and The Independent's Alexander Fury ("YES GOD!"), among others. Love magazine merely re-grammed a screenshot of Clinton's "I'm running for President" tweet, which, coming from a non-news publication, could be interpreted as an endorsement. That faction of up-and-coming young women tangentially associated with the industry — Lena Dunham, Audrey Gelman, Abbi Jacobson of "Broad City" — were right there on the front lines, too.

It's no secret that the industry tends toward the liberal, so the outpouring of excitement for Clinton's candidacy isn't particularly surprising. And as for Anna Wintour, a longtime Obama supporter and a major donor to his 2012 reelection campaign? Not a peep. At least, not yet.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

As far as the Instagram endorsements go, Abbi Jacobson wins.

Homepage photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images