What does Donald Trump have to do with high fashion? Oh sure, he probably buys tailored suits that cost more than some people make in a year and he married a model, but it is hard to think of him as into high fashion itself. Then, this happened.
Artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had strong feelings about the president’s links to Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). On his Instagram page, Ghesquiere released a statement distancing himself from POTUS. He wrote, according to Yahoo’s Lifestyle:
‘Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia.’
Trump went to the grand opening of a Louis Vuitton workshop while he was in Texas for a campaign rally. He went with French fashion house’s chief executive Michael Burke to tour the grand opening. Arnault said he was “honored” to have Trump in attendance. He commented that he and Trump had a long-standing relationship, since the 1980s.
Ghesquiere’s statement reached far into the celebrity scene.
Louis Vuitton’s Accessories Creative Director Camille Miceli posted clapping hands and heart emojis. Others responded:
‘Paco Rabanne creative director Julien Dossena, Out Magazine editor-in-chief Phillip Picardi, and former Elle U.K. editor-in-chief Anne-Marie Curtis were among the other industry figures to praise the 48-year-old.’
High-fashion model Teddy Quinivan wrote:
‘BRAVO. Thank you for standing on the right side of history.’
Ghesquiere joined LVMH in 2013 and followed a number of celebrity designers on the anti-Trump trail, such as:
‘Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Phillip Lim, in choosing to speak out against the divisive Trump administration.’
LVMH has not responded to Ghesquiere’s remarks.
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