Sen. Barack Obama is not on any ballot in France -- but he's a major figure on the national scene, practically a cultural icon. Obama's visage appeared on the svelte figures of French models during the annual Fashion Week in Paris, such as this dress in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring-Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection. (Mehdi Taamallah/Abaca Press/MCT)
Sen. Barack Obama is not on any ballot in France -- but he's a major figure on the national scene, practically a cultural icon. Obama's visage appeared on the svelte figures of French models during the annual Fashion Week in Paris, such as this dress in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring-Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection. (Mehdi Taamallah/Abaca Press/MCT) Mehdi Taamallah / Abaca Press / MCT
Sen. Barack Obama is not on any ballot in France -- but he's a major figure on the national scene, practically a cultural icon. Obama's visage appeared on the svelte figures of French models during the annual Fashion Week in Paris, such as this dress in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring-Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection. (Mehdi Taamallah/Abaca Press/MCT) Mehdi Taamallah / Abaca Press / MCT

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One word means both 'hip' and 'hot' in French. It's 'Obama'

October 17, 2008 11:58 AM

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