In January, a bunch of beautiful men walked a catwalk in Paris modeling what we'll call blue steel, a collection of Bernie Sanders-inspired menswear by Balenciaga.

The looks included:

  • Big flannel shirt peeking out from fleece jacket and looking like a fanny pack.
  • Big fleece jacket not quite completely pulled on over the gut.
  • Big ole Bernie flag draped over a peacoat and scarf.

On Sunday, CNN's usually-really-serious Jake Tapper asked Sanders about becoming a fashion icon. The Vermont senator was gleeful and embarrassed and it was delightful.

"Did you ever think that you would become a fashion icon?" asked Tapper to a chuckling Sanders.

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