Following former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s “shocking” announcement on Sunday, many fashion industry leaders showed early support of her presidential candidacy on social media with the hashtag #HillaryClinton2016.
Social media supporters included designer Prabal Gurung, who posted a picture of himself and Hillary on Instagram with the caption, “Eagerly awaiting 2016. Madame President, @HillaryClinton you are my champion. You have my vote. #hillary2016 #hillaryclinton #clintongurung2016 #hillaryforpresident #godblessamerica #abouttime #firstfemalepresident #mypresident #usa”
Council of Fashion Designers of America CEO Steven Kolb also shared a picture of him with Clinton and CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. Kolb wrote, “That time in 2008 when @dvf and I went to Washington to lobby for copyright protection with then Senator Clinton. She’s got my vote. #hillaryclinton”
Other social media supporters included Vanity Fair’s Jessica Diehl and Michael Carl, stylist Leith Clark, blogger Nicolette Mason, The Independant’s Alexander Fury, Lena Dunham, Audrey Gelman and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson.
“It’s obviously a coincidence tonight’s Game of Thrones season premiere #khalesiclinton,” Diehl wrote on Instagram.
Love magazine also “re-grammed” a screenshot of Clinton’s tweet announcing her presidential candidacy.
Clinton also made the announcement via social media on a YouTube video that already has over 300 million views. You can watch the video below.
“… I’m running for President,” Clinton states in the short film. “Every day, Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion, so you can do more than just get by — you can get ahead. And stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote, because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
What do you think of Clinton’s presidential candidacy? Do you think it will affect the fashion industry?