The first lady wears an abundance of designers. Many, but not all of them, have contributed to her husband’s campaign.
Vera WangPresident Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in the East Room of the White House to attend a reception for Kennedy Center honorees on Dec. 4, 2011. Michelle wore a custom cobalt tulle gown by Vera Wang, an American designer who is participating in the Runway to Win and has donated to the Obama campaign.JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
A symbiotic relationship is developing between the president’s reelection campaign, with its style-conscious first lady, and a deep-pocketed, largely Democratic fashion industry, which has been increasingly coordinating its support of Obama.