Gotham Gossipist: Anna Wintour Launches ‘Runway To Win’ Campaign For Obama

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With stars like Matt Damon actively voicing their disillusionment with President Obama (the actor recently told Elle magazine that “a one-term president with some balls” would’ve been a better commander-in-chief), one might think that the president was in trouble when it comes to celebrity endorsements.

Not exactly.

Fashion institution and magazine mogul Anna Wintour, an active Obama supporter since the beginning of his rise, is launching a fundraising campaign for his 2012 reelection bid. And she’s doing it with style.

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Manhattan resident and Vogue editor-and-chief, Wintour’s new campaign is aptly titled “Runway to Win.”

She will work with many of the fashion industry’s most elite designers to produce clothing and accessories that will benefit Obama’s reelection campaign.

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Some of the designers headlining the “Runway to Win” campaign include:  Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Rachel Roy, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Diane von Furstenberg.

The Obama-inspired fashion will be available for purchase on, proceeds will go toward the Obama/Biden reelection campaign.

Wintour has yet to comment on Rick Santorum’s sweater vests.

  • Scott

    Anna Wintour could accomplish so many wonderful things with her money for any number of other cuases, other than the cause to re-elect a guy who likes to be on television. And that’s what our president is folks, just a guy who likes to talk and be on television. Never throw more money after bad money, it never works out.

  • ttrue nyc

    “the worst leader in American History,” i agree with you Bush was the worst leader in the US.

  • michaelfury

    And no doubt the President can count on the Jonas Brothers’ endorsement.

    • None Of Your Business

      No, I believe they are staunch Republicans. One of them made a comment in an interview some time ago that their parents turned them on to the Reagans and they discovered that the Reagans were so great — or something to that effect. I doubt the Jonas Brothers will be campaigning for Obama.

  • michaelfury
  • twit

    Kim Ber Ley,

    Journalism must not be your forte. It seems that you are good when it comes to knowing people and how to get the job of choice, rather than having a talent or compassion for writihgt.
    This crappy story about the worst leader in American History, should not be put on the shoulders of a twit fashion personality.

    • ttrue nyc

      “the worst leader in American History,” i agree with you Bush was the worst leader in the US.

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