Anna Wintour’s Runway to Win raised $40 million for Barack Obama’s campaign

Whoever said fashion and politics don’t mix has some serious reconsidering to do…

Remember that Runway to Win initiative (the brainchild of Anna Wintour) that we told you about a few months ago? Well it only went and raised a staggering $40 million in total for Barack Obama’s campaign!

If your memories are a bit iffy, allow us to summarise. A host of celebs and designers teamed up to create all sorts of fashionable items ranging from t-shirts to bags to raise money for Obama’s campaign. Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane von Furstenberg  and Prabal Gurung were just a few of the famous faces who took part…

We think it’s safe to say that it was a roaring success as the $40 million contributed rather nicely to Obama’s whopping $637.3 million total. Even though Anna Wintour spearheaded the Runway to Win collaboration, let’s not forget that she also lent her support to the President by hosting all those star studded fundraisers. See, it isn’t just the fashion world that owes a lot to the Vogue editor!

[Styleite]

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