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Balenciaga’s New Runway Collection Is Inspired by Bernie Sanders

Balenciaga models on the runway. Catwalking/Getty (2)

Still feeling the Bern! At Milan Fashion Week, Balenciaga’s fall 2017 collection had a major dose of American inspiration courtesy of former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders. The line debuted bomber jackets and blanket scarves that featured emblems very similar to Sanders’ 2016 red, white, and blue campaign logo.

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Designer Demna Gvasalia mimicked Sanders’ wavy serif font underlined with waves, imprinting their goods with a Balenciaga 2017 logo. Other facets of the collection also served as indirect nods to the Vermont senator’s style with button-downs, boxy blazers, ties and overcoats.

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While Sanders, who lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton in June 2016, hasn’t responded to Balenciaga’s designs just yet, we’re still seeing plenty of the senator on the political front. On Tuesday, January 17, he attended the confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, and pressed the billionaire heiress on whether she’d landed the job because of her family’s contributions to the Republican party. And on Thursday, January 19, Sanders grilled former Texas governor Rick Perry (who has been picked to lead the department of energy) and tried to get him to admit climate change is a “global crisis.” 

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