It’s Thursday night and the opening of the NFL’s 2016 season, so for everyone not watching football, we thought we’d sneak in just a little more fashion news before giving it up for good.
On Wednesday we recounted the saga of #YeezySeason4, in which declared 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West took a break from dropping fly beats to let models drop like flies in the sun at his outdoor runway show.
Despite the hype, though, the real action had taken place the night before, as Anna Wintour and Huma Abedin welcomed special guests Chelsea Clinton and Demi Lovato to the unveiling of “Made for History,” a collection of fashions by top designers made to populate Hillary Clinton’s web store and fatten up the Hillary Victory Fund just a bit more.
— mia moretti (@miamoretti) September 6, 2016
Massive thank you to #AnnaWintour, the designers, models, dancers & all who came to the Made for History Fashion Show supporting my mom!
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 7, 2016
That’s super sweet of Chelsea. Everyone loves her mom to pieces, so we’re sure it was an honor for everyone involved.
— Hazel Segall (@SoftRx) September 7, 2016
— Leslie Begelman (@belskie) September 7, 2016
— Big Kahuna (@BigKahuna919191) September 8, 2016
The Guardian reports that Huma Abedin, whose own experience with selfies hasn’t been the best, was the most popular model at the fundraiser.
I went to Anna Wintour and Huma Abedin's fashion fundraiser and can confirm everyone wanted a selfie with Huma: https://t.co/9fg4coRZY4
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) September 8, 2016
Former NBC News correspondent Chelsea Clinton again proved she’s just a regular gal. “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,” she told the audience, adding that she grew up “spending a lot of time at events like this,” but less glamorous.
Wintour took at shot at “the Republican candidate,” noting that the fashions on display were produced in the U.S. by union workers, unlike the “unspeakably hideous ties” bearing the name of the man who would not be named.
So here’s a glimpse of what you missed Tuesday night.
— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) September 7, 2016
Never fear: the show might be over, but the souvenir T-shirts live on in the Clinton campaign’s online store, where Marc Jacobs’ optical 3-D portrait of Hillary now fills the virtual shelves that previously featured casual but classy prêt-à-porter fashions like the 2015 summer line’s “More Like Grillary Clinton, amirite?” barbecue apron, smartly complemented by the “More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?” beer koozie.
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Lena Dunham, female celebs confess to love of Hillary's pantsuits in new video https://t.co/03QK4PneyB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 1, 2016