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'Patriot Games' in Elle August '09 Pays Homage to U.S. Designers

 - Jul 16, 2009   Updated: Jun 21 2011
References: elle & fashiongonerogue
Places like Italy and France are renowned for birthing talented fashion designers, but Elle's August 2009 'Patriot Games' editorial pays homage to American designers. Designs from Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs are among the outfits model Egle Tvirbutaite wears.

The 'Patriot Games' editorial for Elle's August 2009 issue was shot by Richard Bush and styled by Sarah Richardson. These scans are courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.

Implications - Nationalism and patriotism, especially in North America, are essential forces that drive consumerism. The significance of pride in ones nationstate is so strong that virtually any product that incorporates the iconic national idols into their design or campaign will pique a great deal of consumer interest. Patriotism saw an even more dramatic increase in the US following recent current events that tied together a people in a common cause.