Though the would be Republican Presidential candidates have dominated the news cycle for the past year, President Obama is finally about to jump into the election game. His doing so with help from the fashion industry may sound strange, but New York’s creative elite has long supported the President—and not just because of his stylish wife.
Twenty-two designers have signed up to participate in Runway to Win, a (hopefully) star-studded benefit hosted by Scarlett Johansson next month featuring clothes and accessories whipped by big names like Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, rag & bone and Narciso Rodriguez. WWD reports that some companies, like LVMH, were hesitant to get involved for fear of “alienating their brands from Republican voters,” which may explain the absence of Donna Karan, who’s been a very vocal Obama supporter in the past.
The initiative officially launches on Thursday, when you can buy everything at runwaytowin.com. All of the profits will go straight to the Obama-Biden campaign.