The CFDA circulated a press release Friday noting that more than 35 designers and models gathered at Spring Studios on Wednesday to film short testimonials on the importance of registering to vote for the presidential election on Nov. 8.
Participants include a host of fashion’s finest fund-raising Democrats from Tory Burch and Michael Kors to Diane von Furstenberg and Prabal Gurung, who has designed a shirt for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. (So much for non-partisan.)
Other participants in the CFDA effort include Lily Aldridge, Tommy Hilfiger, Taylor Hill, Lauren Hutton, Kendall Jenner, Liya Kebede, Phillip Lim, Brandon Maxwell, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Jeremy Scott, Joan Smalls, Amber Valletta and Vera Wang.
The campaign kicks off with nine videos featuring von Furstenberg, Hilfiger, Hill, Jenner, Kors, Murphy, Kebede, Carol Lim, Humberto Leon, Virgil Abloh and Joan Smalls. To watch the videos, go to participants’ Instagram accounts, as well as CFDA.com and Vogue.com — surprise! Not really.
Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, has been a staunch Clinton supporter, and Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, has hosted fundraisers for Clinton. In April, she held one with Chelsea Clinton and designer and CFDA chairwoman von Furstenburg, in fact.
But that’s besides the point.
“Voting is a right, a privilege and a duty,” offered von Furstenberg. “Voting is having a voice. Register today and exercise your right.”