Back in January, Balenciaga meme master Demna Gvasalia paid homage to progressive icon/the politician-that-got-away, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Theming the iconic brand's FW17 menswear collection around Sanders' campaign logo and imagery, it was an unexpected co-sign to say the very least -- and one that Sanders himself has now finally addressed.

Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday if he fancied himself a "fashion icon," Sanders (seemingly unaware of this occurrence before) responded good-naturedly, saying, "No, not quite, Jake. I think, of my many attributes, being a great dresser, a fashion maven, is not one of them." See his response for yourself below.

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