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The streets of Philadelphia have become whimsical runways for the DNC’s creative fashion statements

Very rarely are fashion and politics mentioned in the same breath. However, the Democratic National Convention has turned into an unintentional runway.

Long before people started pouring into Philadelphia to participate in the DNC, some delegates set out to create the perfect hat, shirt, or lanyard to express their political views through fashion.

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Hillary Keyes, a Florida delegate, came decked out in support of Bernie Sanders. She was sporting a hat with a finch wearing Bernie Sanders glasses, sitting in a nest filled with hand crafted bird eggs. “It’s not just about Bernie, this is a revolution. He’s hatching a revolution,” Keyes told Rare, explaining the significance of the bird eggs.

For some, the decision on what to wear was prioritized. “I’m a diehard Democrat and I’m proud to be a Democrat,” Bishop Rodney McFarland, a delegate from Louisiana, told Rare. “Once I was elected as a delegate,” McFarland started thinking about his attire for the DNC. The bishop, which is known for his convention fashion, and was even featured in The New Yorker in 2004, told Rare that “it’s a secret” where he gets his fashion pieces—this DNC he was sporting a donkey hat.

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In some instances, the way delegates dressed served as a representation of their home state—Crystal Miller wore a cheese head hat to represent her home state of Wisconsin. “You can’t be a Wisconsin delegation without a cheese head,” she told Rare.

For some, their fashion choices were a conversation starter. Madeline Whitehill, who is a Pennsylvania delegate, wore a Bernie Sanders headband—something she said caused some controversy at the convention that will name Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee. “I’ve had some pretty cankerous conversations,” over the support for Sanders, Whitehill told Rare.

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