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Bernie Sanders Inspires Balenciaga Fall 2017 Collection

Model on the catwalk Balenciaga show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 18 Jan 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Senator Bernie Sanders can add “fashion muse” to his list of accomplishments. While he may have lost the race for the Democrat nomination for president, he won a place in the heart of fashion house Balenciaga.

Model on the catwalk Balenciaga show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week Men’s, France – 18 Jan 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Balenciaga’s fall line for men is inspired by Sanders’ fashion sense — I suppose you could call it “disheveled chic.” One major difference: the fashion line is not priced for the working-class male.

Male model catwalking during the Paris Menswear fashion shows, winter 2017 – 2018, Balenciaga (Sipa via AP Images)

Sanders demurred about his fashion sense and inspiration when questioned by Jake Tapper.

I want to ask you, as a closing question, about something that is rather frivolous,” Tapper said. “Did you ever think that you would become a fashion icon?”

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

Model on the catwalk Balenciaga show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week Men’s, France – 18 Jan 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Here’s Bernie talking to Jake Tapper:

https://youtu.be/lqZBY1Mk9XM

Would you wear Bernie Sanders-inspired fashion?