While Sasha Baron Cohen tried to steal the show at designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Spring 2009 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, he failed to outdo Castelbajac's graphic Obama dress. The short yellow and black shift, displaying a picture of Barack's upper body, complete with bright and fun fingerless "yes" and "no" gloves, rocked the runway.
Obama has proved a main fashion industry facet this week in Paris. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, of Rodarte, sent a knit dress down the Sonia Rykiel anniversary runway that had "OBAMA" plastered across the chest (see below). Stella McCartney, a native Brit, even distributed notes at her Paris show telling guests to vote for Barack Obama.
Tell us what you think: How has Barack Obama managed to hold the attention of the fashion industry even all the way in Paris? Also, will these outfits still be "in" this spring, long after the next president has been elected?