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In pix: When Fashion gets Political

By Rediff Fashion
October 14, 2020 16:54 IST
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On the first Tuesday in November, Americans will decide who will stay at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue from January 20, 2021 to January 19, 2025.

Will Donald Trump get a second term? Or will Joe Biden succeed him as America's president?

Though Joe currently leads Donald in opinion polls, no one is taking chances. After all, four years ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed a shoo-in, only to be left behind at the hustings.

Get the Vote Out! is the call from the millions of Americans who want sanity to return to the US presidency.

Designer Christian Siriano sent across a powerful message as he unveiled his latest collection on Instagram with actor Julianne Moore dressed in a black gown, below, with the word 'Vote' inscribed all over it.


IMAGE: Julianne Moore models a look from Christian Siriano's collection. Photograph: Courtesy Christian Siriano/Instagram

Sharing the image on Instagram, Siriano wrote: 'Monday morning message is to VOTE!

'Such an honor to have an actress and activist who I admire so much @juliannemoore to be the first to wear our new collection.'

'Fashion can be beautiful and powerful and we will see you all on November 3rd at the polls,' he added.

The designer, who has often made political statements through his collections, sent out an important reminder to people to get out and vote through his spring 2021 collection.


IMAGE: Dressed in black-and-pink, a model walks the runway for Christian Siriano, who put together a show during COVID at his own home, inviting a small audience. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images


IMAGE: 'Sometimes you have to put it (the message) in people's faces to get it across. I think by (creating) a very graphic dress, it did that.' 
Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images


IMAGE: According to Siriano, the idea was to do something powerful on the ramp which would get people to repost the image over and over again.
Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images


IMAGE: Siriano matched the accessories and face mask to the black-and-white silhouette. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images


IMAGE: French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere too included a vote for look in his Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection show for Louis Vuitton. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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