Designer Marc Jacobs has already dressed some of the most famous women on the planet and now Democrat dogs can sport his creations, thanks to Runway to Win, a project by fashion designers in support of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. But this isn’t the first time that designers have entered the political arena on the backs of animals:
*in the 1992 presidential election, designer Michael Kors made a suit jacket containing live shrimp. The shrimp spelled out “Shrimp For Clinton” when a subtle electric current was supplied by the jackets wearer.
*In the 1972 election, Geoffrey Beene designed a dog shirt for the Nixon campaign that emphasized Nixon’s firm law and order stance. The shirt read “I attack for Nixon”.
*In the election of 1948 Christian Dior, in support of Harry Truman made intricate costumes for trained doves that were to spell out “Doves for Truman” during the Democratic National Convention. Unfortunately the doves were attacked by a group of hawks who were wearing tiny hats that said “Hawks for Dewey”. This was a major blow to to the Truman campaign and was one of the main reasons the election was so close.