Upgraded Dad Jeans Aside, Is Fashion Bad For Obama?

Turns out, Vogue interns aren't the only ones who can suffer under Anna Wintour's influence — last night, the editor teamed up with Scarlett Johansson to host "Runway to Win," a fashion-centric fundraising event to support the president's re-election campaign, and conservative pundits are in a tizzy over it.
A host of designers created lower-priced Obama-themed wares for the collection, which Republicans have bashed as being out of reach for Americans with lower incomes. Those same lower price tags are also leading to questions about campaign finance rules. Fashionista has the full story, but we have to wonder: Could support from the fashion industry have a negative effect in the 2012 campaign? Would you buy designer political paraphernalia? And should Scarlett Johansson refrain from political commentary? (Okay, that one's easy.) (Fashionista)

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