Runway To Win

This post first appeared as “Scarlett Johansson Hosts Obama’s ‘Runway to Win'” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Big names from the world of fashion gathered Tuesday evening at the Theory clothing store in the West Village to support President Obama’s re-election bid. The Fashion Week fundraiser, dubbed “Runway To Win,” was hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. Wintour, according to newly released campaign financial information, is one of the President’s top fundraisers and has donated $500,000 toward his re-election.

More than two dozen designers and celebrities who created special campaign-related apparel and accessories joined the two hostesses. Among them were Beyonce, Tory Burch, Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy), Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Narcisco Rodriguez, Russell Simmons, Thakoon Panichgul, Vera Wang, Jason Wu, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


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One Response to “Runway To Win”

  1. Amy Says:

    I am not sure whether the relationship of a president who fights against income inequality with Anna Wintour – one of the fashion moguls is the right decision. That’s why I think Obama’s campaign will be two-faced. As a Canadian I like fashion a lot and especially the work of our native designers Dean and Dan Caten from Toronto but I can’t imagine that they would one day intervene into the presidential campaign following the example of some of the famous US designers and celebrities involved in Obama’s campaign.

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