Move over Pablo, here comes Hillary! When it comes to the upcoming election, all bets are off, but one thing is for sure – the former Secretary of State is definitely winning the merch game. New York Fashion Week SS17 kicks off today with high profile shows from Yeezy, Vfiles, and Tom Ford, but the unofficial opening event happened last night, on September 6th, at the Made For History Fashion Show and Rooftop Party at Spring Studios, which functioned as a super stylish fundraiser for Clinton.
Hosted by Anna Wintour, and top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, the runway presentation featured a plethora of designers including Joseph Altuzarra, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Eva Fehren, Prabal Gurung, Brett Heyman, Marc Jacobs, Pamela Love, David Neville & Marcus Wainwright, Monique Péan, Tanya Taylor, Thakoon, Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman, Diane von Furstenberg and Jason Wu. Each designer created a t-shirt in support of the Democratic nominee but this wasn’t just a parade of white tees. The shirts anchored mini runway collections shown by each designer and worn by models, ballet dancers, skater boys, and celebs, including Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez.
Tickets to the show went for upwards of $100 but it was well worth it for attendees who were treated to a performance by Demi Lovato (in a smart two-piece suit paired with Marc Jacob’s special edition Hillary shirt) and speeches from Wintour, and special guest, Chelsea Clinton. The Vogue chief introduced the former First Daughter, praising her as a “testament to he social power of love and work alike” before throwing some shade at Donald Trump by reminding the audience that the Made For History t-shirts were created by union workers unlike the Republican nominee’s “hideous ties.”
Chelsea Clinton paid tribute to her parents, reinforced her mother’s campaign platforms, encouraged everyone to vote and also explained how motherhood made her even more aware of the importance of campaigning for what you believe in. She stated:
‘I didn’t know I could care any more about politics and who’s running for political office until I became a mother and found that I could…I’m so grateful for all your support here tonight because the money we raise tonight will support my mom’s campaign but will also support democrats who are running across the country. Everything we care about is in question at the moment.” -Chelsea Clinton
The night’s finale was Lovato’s performance of “Body Say” and “Confident” which were highlighted by an appearance from Chelsea. She rushed to the stage to thank the pop star for her candidness and advocacy surrounding mental health issues.
Show your support for Hillary and look fabulous – head to Clinton’s official website to check out the Made For History t-shirt collection.