The idea of being a fashion icon doesn’t exactly fit Bernie Sanders like a glove.
Yet, his Democratic party presidential campaign inspired Balenciaga’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection, which was shown last month during Paris Fashion Week.
The logo used in the collection very closely resembles the Vermont senator’s campaign logo:
And you could see the emblem in the collection’s shirts, scarves …
… and bomber jackets.
With this information in mind ― or in his producers’ minds ― CNN host Jake Tapper begrudgingly asked Sanders an “admittedly rather frivolous” question over the weekend.
“I want to ask you about this bizarre sighting at Paris Fashion Week from Balenciaga” Tapper said. “Did you ever think you would become a fashion icon?”
“Not quite,” Sanders responded with a laugh. “Of my many attributes, being a great dresser or a fashion maven is not one of them.”
We don’t know, Bernie, that coat you wore to Trump’s inauguration was kind of dope!