Self avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) inspired many people during his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. Somehow, though, I don’t think he expected himself to inspire styles during Paris’s fashion week.

The designs come from Balenciaga, based in France, and includes “Bernie-themed haute couture such as a bomber jacket with an oversized Sanders logo on the back and a Bernie T-shirt pulled over a designer flannel and hoodie.” From Vogue:

Considering the corporate and commercial overtones of the collection, you’d be surprised to learn that Senator Bernie Sanders served as a partial inspiration. Sanders’s presidential campaign logo—the word Bernie underscored by curved red and white lines—was evoked in the new Balenciaga logos embroidered on jackets, made into pins, and printed on the shawl scarf worn with the last look. The only noticeable difference between the two is that Balenciaga’s design has three stripes and Sanders’s had just two. Still, the similarity is uncanny.

On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper asked Sanders about the fashion:

Sanders seemed a bit surprised:

“Bizarre sighting at Paris fashion week from Balenciaga. Take a look, these are a number of people, models on a runway in Bernie clothes. Did you ever think that you would become a fashion icon?” Tapper asked Sanders during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

That prompted an amused laugh from Sanders, whose fashion tastes are more in line with Marshalls than Balmain or Yves Saint Laurent.

“Haha. No, not quite Jake. I think that of my many attributes, being a great dresser or fashion maven is not one of them,” he said.

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