Designers come together to campaign for Obama

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By Michelle Zenarosa

Some of fashion’s top designers are lending their skills to the president’s re-election campaign. Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Vera Wang and Beyonce are just a few of the famous names designing low-cost items that will be offered for sale to help fundraise for a PR campaign.

The finished goods will begin to be sold on Tuesday at a New York event, hosted by legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour, called “Runway to Win.” 

More than two dozen famous designers have come together to create their own campaign-themed tote bags, T-shirts and accessories in efforts to raise more funds for the president’s re-election.

Among the items for sale are a tote bag designed by Derek Lam for $75, a collectible makeup bag created by Richard Blanch with nail polish for $40, and a silk scarf featuring Obama’s likeness by Thakoon Panichgul for $95. Prices on items range from $40 to $95.

All items are made in America and hold an American theme.

Supermodels Iman and Chanel Iman will also be in attendance as the co-hosts of the evening.

This is not the first time artists have come together to support an election for the President. In 2008, fashion designers created similar election wear for the president’s fashion fundraiser, “Runway for Change.” Visual artists like Shepard Fairey and Wedha Abdul Rasyid have also participated in a graphic design free-for-all called Design For Obama. 

You can check out the goods for sale on the Runway to Win site here

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