Sen. Bernie Sanders not only inspired hope in a generation of left-leaning Americans, he also inspired a renowned French fashion house to create a menswear collection.
Balenciaga introduced their new line of Bernie-themed pieces in its Fall/Winter 2017 collection during Paris Fashion Week. Among the items seen on the runway were Sanders’ traditional khaki pants, as well as a bomber jacket, an oversized scarf and warm/comfy sweaters bearing his campaign logo, but with the name “Balenciaga” instead of “Bernie.”
“Bizarre sighting at Paris fashion week from Balenciaga,” Tapper said. “Take a look. These are a number of people, models on a runway in Bernie clothes. Did you ever think that you would become a fashion icon?”
Sanders laughed and said, “No, not quite Jake. I think that of my many attributes, being a great dresser or fashion maven is not one of them.”
Check out the interview below.