To aid her hubby’s reelection campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama has formed a de facto Super PAC, of sorts.But the group’s members aren’t your typical political power players or financial bigwigs. Instead, the Obama’s have benefited from millions of dollars in campaign funding from the likes of Anna Wintour and Tori Burch in the fashion industry,The Washington Post reports.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, nearly 50 per cent of the designers worn by Mrs. Obama have donated to her husband’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns.
But how about sartorial support for the Right? Well, not so fast. Not a single one of the designers worn by the First Lady during the president’s first term gave to Republican candidates in 2008 or 2012, according to The Post.
In terms of money, Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, and Scarlett Johansson headline a group of fashion icons and style-inclined celebrities standing at the ready for the Obama presidency.
According to Obama’s campaign, Wintour has given almost $500,000 to the Obama Victory Fund. Burch, for her part, contributed nearly $35,000. And Johannsen co-hosted a Runway to Win campaign for designers to raise funds for the reelection campaign.
The First Lady has worn more than 50 different labels since 2008. Sure, she’s donned the finest accoutrements from fashion icons such as Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg, but she’s also acted modestly in her wardrobe choices, wearing up-and-coming designers and moderately priced labels like J. Crew and Talbots.
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