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April 20 2014

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19 posts tagged "Barack Obama"

Wear (Or Carry) Your Love For Obama

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It’s not exactly a secret that the fashion industry has a crush on the Obama presidency. Now, more than ten American designers have turned that adoration into what they do best: clothes and accessories. Sales of the official merchandise will help fund next week’s inaugural festivities. Zac Posen offers a cheeky take on formalwear, screening a bow tie and the inauguration date onto a charcoal tee. Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch both created eco-friendly canvas totes, while Alexander Wang went bold with a white scarf emblazoned with “CHANGE” in block letters. All items, which will be on sale through February, are priced under $70. They’re available online and at the Presidential Inaugural Store in Washington, D.C., at 625 E St., NW.

American Apparel: Still Sexy, Still Selling

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American Apparel CEO and creepy ad campaign mastermind Dov Charney reveals the secrets to his success, even as other retailers fates go from bad to worse: a young, adaptive clientele, seasonless clothes in a rainbow of colors, and lotsa latex.

Much has been made of the future First Lady’s Seventh Avenue savior potential, but what of the fashion influence of her hubbie? Listen up, ballers: In an Obama regime, high-tops will most definitely be in.

If it weren’t for their stellar (read: questionable) dating histories, we’d pass off this bit of goss as mere hearsay. But when it comes to love, Kate Hudson and A-Rod have a tendency to look in all the wrong places, which is why this sounds so right.

The best sartorial service available at next week’s inauguration has to be the “Ralph Lauren Bow Tie Butler,” who will be on hand at the designer’s Mandarin Oriental pop-up shop. Perhaps we’ll go for Le Smoking after all.

Gianfranco Ferré’s new creative directors, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, have added menswear to their designing duties. The duo, who started 6267 together, will debut their first men’s collection for the label in Milan this Sunday.

Beckhams. Birkin. Bling. Duh.

Photo: Courtesy of American Apparel

Check, Cash, or Cavalli

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Roberto Cavalli’s new design for a branded Mastercard features an iridescent snakeskin print in colors that echo the designer’s yacht. So wrong, yet somehow so right.

Can there be Mad Men without Weiner? Creator, executive producer, head writer Matthew Weiner, that is.

Lindsay and Sean are at it again. The twosome was spotted at Nobu in L.A., with SamRo nowhere in sight; if Page Six’s tipster is to be believed (and why not?), Sam and Lindsay are over. Looks like we might have a LoPenn on our hands.

Barack Obama’s inspirational graphic designer—the man behind those Rodchenko-esque Hope posters—has gone from selling possibility to pushing shopping bags. Too bad they’re not handbags so that we could use our “Change Purses You Can Believe In” joke.

Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli

Michelle Obama, Fashion Savior?

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Is Michelle Obama the fashion industry’s one-woman stimulus package? Designers up and down Seventh Avenue (and the rest of us) are kinda, sorta hoping so.

In other pre-inaugural news: Feeling conflicted about how compulsively attached you are to your beloved mobile device of choice? Take solace. Barack Obama can’t live without his, either. Although, we suppose if you owned this phone, you might want to keep it very close at all times.

You know how never seem to have that perfect ostentatious yet simultaneously practical piece to wear to a muddy, hipster-filled music festival? Well, Tamara Mellon is answering your prayers with a croc-embossed Hunter for Jimmy Choo wellie. They’re a mere $395.

Thom Browne wanted to cast Italian air force cadets for his Pitti Immagine presentation next week. They declined. It’s not surprising. We’ve heard that Mediterranean military men find bare ankles highly improper.

Worry not: Valentino can still entertain Gwyneth on his yacht this summer. Today, the retired designer’s camp answered the Bernie Madoff did-he-or-didn’t-he question with a resounding no. Phew.

Model/Muse Victim Of Hollywood Heist

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It seems that some people in L.A. are going shopping for their holiday gifts in Erin Wasson’s (oh and Paris Hilton’s) home. Wasson lost thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and clothes from Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and William Rast. In other news: Justin Timberlake is thrilled that William Rast was in that last sentence.

Yes, our President-elect is undeniably hot, but he and his Secret Service team are no match in smarts for the brilliant paparazzo who disguised himself in a Hawaiian shirt on a beach in Hawaii to score the shots. They never saw it coming.

Need some extra cash? Take a page from Mr. Spears’ book and charge your family members for love and attention. Jamie Spears is now making $75/hour for taking care of his baby girl. ‘Tis the season.

Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com