The presidential election has Bryan Bradley all jazzed up. On the Tuleh soundtrack, Bobby Kennedy could be heard encouraging love, wisdom, and compassion for one another, and backstage the designer had two words for reporters asking for comments about inspiration: Barack Obama. There's no doubt the campaign trail would look a lot more interesting if our lone female candidate and her peers' significant others donned Bradley's version of a power suit: a lilac jacket, a purple silk shirt, and violet velvet trousers, finished off with a loud gold chain necklace. Or how about a petticoated bustier dress in a lush fern print for the Inaugural Ball?

It'll probably never happen, but just knowing that we have options on Super Tuesday is what Bradley's so excited about. Aptly, his Fall lineup was wide-ranging. There were nipped-waist coat-dresses that flared to the knee; prim-and-proper first lady suits à la Jackie; fitted sweaters worn with long, full skirts; and a trio of robes de chambre, each with a rich lamé glint. An abstract-print pink and brown chiffon dress topped by a tangerine vest made from what looked like tapestry fabric put the spotlight on the designer's keen sense of color. Not every look here was a vote-getter, but it was hard not to get behind Bradley's newfound enthusiasm.