For the luxury designer's Fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week collection, the menswear models were draped in clothing inspired by the popular candidate’s logo and attire. The red, white, and blue signature ‘Bernie’ logo was spoofed for the collection, updated to say “Balenciaga.”
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“Demna Gvasalia’s runway looks read Balenciaga in Sanders’s signature font with three wavy lines underneath,” Vogue reported. “To the fashion set the inspiration was obvious.”
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Bomber jackets from Balenciaga average just over $1,400, making them pretty out of reach to the 99 percent that Sanders represents.
“I think that of my many attributes, being a great dresser or fashion maven is not one of them,” Sanders told Jake Tapper, when asked about the collection.
“Well, apparently there is a designer out there who begs to differ,” Tapper responded to the amused Senator.
Vogue has also responded to Sanders’ comment, arguing, ““Don’t slight yourself, Bernie; if we know anything, fashion folks will be lining up to buy those Balenciaga pieces in droves.