You’d think that after Barack Obama was voted into the White House, the worldwide mania and cult of personality surrounding the Commander in Chief, would have reached its crescendo and abated a little bit.
A couple of months ago, French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Paris runway featured a model wearing a dress with President Obama’s image on it. Just recently, the mania over the 44th President reached the catwalks of Rome, where Italian haute couture fashion designer Guillermo Mariotto sent a model down his runway wearing a red and beige kaftan emblazoned with Shepard Fairey’s portrait of Obama.
The model showcased the kaftan during Gattinoni’s Rome Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 show on February 1, 2009.
Note: The last two images come from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Paris runway.
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Barack Obama's Face Hits the Roman Runways
By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: Feb 3, 2009 • References: uk.reuters