Diane von Furstenberg has never been shy about her loyalty to the Democratic party. The designer has co-sponsored events in support of Hillary Clinton, designed pieces for the Obama campaign's Runway To Win initiative and even vowed to write Michelle Obama an apology letter after criticizing her dress choice. Now it looks like her political interests are becoming more of a priority than her fashion duties.
Like every brand in existence, the CFDA president hosted a Fashion's Night Out event at her store on Thursday. But instead of trying to rile up excitement around shopping, Diane instructed the crowd at her Meatpacking District store to hurry home to watch President Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to "Page Six":
"Everyone here better be a Democrat; no Republicans. Make sure you go home and watch the president at 10 p.m."
The 65-year-old political enthusiast couldn't get out of FNO fast enough, reportedly telling an attendee at her store, "I just want to leave and watch the president talk.” We're sure Diane was not alone in these sentiments during the big night though. Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu are among the fashion set that has been entrenched in the Obama campaign, so we imagine there were quite a few industry insiders rushing to get in front of a television that evening.
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