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The First Designer

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Even though it’s been confirmed that President-elect Barack Obama will wear a Hart Schaffner Marx tuxedo for the evening festivities on Inauguration Day, that isn’t stopping all the major fashion stars from lining up to audition for the role of First Designer.

With his tall, toned physique and sophisticated taste, Mr. Obama has all the makings to be the first major presidential style icon since John F. Kennedy. And while Kennedy was the epitome of East Coast preppie, Obama represents a more modern, accessible and practical style. He has even embraced the fashion-conscious by appearing on every major men’s magazine, and that’s before an official oath has been taken.

Who would have thought the worlds of Thom Browne and Tom Daschle would ever collide?!

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