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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

September 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

DNC spotlight: Fashion as patriotism

Mississippi delegate Kelly Jacobs poses in her patriotic ensemble with convention goers. (Photo by Ilona Idlis/UW Election Eye)

CHARLOTTE–Many delegates at the Democratic National Convention show their patriotism and partisan leanings with an Obama 2012 button or two or twenty. Kelly Jacobs, though, takes DNC fashion to a whole new level.

Jacobs is a Mississippi delegate who sees  herself as a “political fashionista,” and she spent two weeks making unique dresses for each day of the convention. The public convention begins tomorrow but there are internal meetings underway, and she displayed today’s ensemble–a silky flag dress bearing tribute to U.S. troops–during the CarolinaFest parade this morning. We spotted her by her sparkly, figurine-bedecked hat, while she  courteously accepted never-ending photo requests on the main floor of the convention center.

This is Jacobs’ third DNC. We’ll be sure to look for her other patriotic creations in the days to come.

Jacobs’ hat is a medley of slogans, buttons and toys–including a surfing Barack Obama figurine. (Photo by Ilona Idlis/UW Election Eye)

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