We’re nearing the end of the Democratic National Convention, and it seems like the whole world has gone political. If you were trying to ignore the fate of our United States, you’re out of luck. To be fair, this is yet another historic election. On the left, we have Hillary Clinton, the first female candidate to gain the Presidential nomination in a major American political party. She’s arguably been campaigning for this ever since her husband entered the Oval Office in 1993, so we’d say she deserves the recognition. On the right, we have Donald Trump. This is historic because, well, it’s Donald Trump. He may be the Republican candidate, but we’ll always remember him as that orange guy from The Apprentice with a rotation of supermodel wives who has a side career of attacking women (and everyone, really) on Twitter. We can only imagine the sparks that will fly between these two during the Presidential debates this fall, so get your popcorn ready.
This election is a very serious one, and could have a massive impact on the future of our country. However, politicians also wear clothes, and we at FU thought, Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to imagine how some of fashion’s top stylists would dress the candidates? So, while watching convention speeches, we hypothesized what Trump might look like if Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele had her way, or what ensembles Madonna’s go-to stylist Arianne Phillips might pull for Clinton. So here, without further ado, we invite you to dive into a fashion fantasyland in which the industry’s top celebrity and editorial stylists garb 2016’s presidential candidates. You’re welcome.