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Get Ready for Obama-Themed Everything: The Runway to Win Designers Have Been Announced

Jean Charles de Castelbajac's Obama dress from 2008. Photo credit: Getty Images
Jean Charles de Castelbajac's Obama dress from 2008. Photo credit: Getty Images

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The Runway to Win designers have just been announced, and if you're not familiar as to what that is, it's the initiative helmed by the all-powerful Anna Wintour to provide support for Barack Obama's re-election. Most of the same names who participated in 2008's Runway to Change are on board again (DVF, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, and more), meaning this year we might get more things with Obama's face on them.

The product designs are debuting slowly on the Obama website, and you can sign up for sneak peeks via the first-access emails if you're prepared for daily official White House correspondence. Like, Joe Biden calling you "Friend" and asking, "What's stopping you, right now?" (from donating, of course.) Or, you'll get the one that we got today from Barack, letting you know that his 20th anniversary with Michelle is coming up, as is her birthday, and please send her some love.

For a full list of the designers participating, head on over to ArtInfo. A few Runway to Change participants, like Zac Posen, Maria Cornejo, and Nanette Lepore, didn't sign up this go-around. Also missing from the list is any LVMH brand, as to not offend all of the Republicans who buy their expensive things. Another fun rumor: Marc Jacobs participated anyway, after reportedly being pressured by Vogue.

· Runway to Win [ArtInfo]
· Designers Line Up to Support Obama [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Runway to Win [Barack Obama]