Never before has the outcome of a US Presidential Election so divided the fashion industry and galvanized those who care into action. Both pre and post-Donald’s Trump’s inauguration, designers including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet, and Phillip Lim publicly refused to dress First Lady, Melania Trump, while Tom Hilfiger was among those who said that he would be “proud” to dress FLOTUS. Today, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has added its voice to fray–speaking up in protection of one of the organizations threatened most by Trump’s administration, Planned Parenthood.
The CFDA is utilizing its heavy presence at New York Fashion Week to launch an initiative called Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood, which aims to highlight the vital importance of the health organization that provides critical care to approximately 2.5 million Americans every year. A wide-reaching strategy, the initiative is centered around a pink and white pin, which has been rolled out to all participating NYFW designers, model agencies, PR firms, creative teams, notable influencers, and key members of the press. The hope is that recipients will wear the pin at shows and on the runway and will be photographed with it, using the hashtag #IStandwithPP to spread the message on social media.
In a statement Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, said that the organization was “truly thrilled by the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s show of support for Planned Parenthood at New York Fashion Week.” She added: “Planned Parenthood has stood defiantly in the face of opposition for a century, and we’re not backing down now. The American people overwhelmingly support our organization and strongly oppose ‘defunding’ care at our health centers. Planned Parenthood’s millions of supporters, including the CFDA, are mobilizing to protect access to reproductive health and rights for everyone, including the 2.5 million patients we serve, and we will continue to fight to ensure that all people can get the care they need.”
The CFDA’s president, Steven Kolb added that “civic responsibility” is a pillar of of the CFDA. “Defunding Planned Parenthood will impact millions of Americans,” he stated. “We will raise awareness and support this fashion week and show that Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood.”
So far, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Rosetta Getty, Proenza Schouler, Mara Hoffman, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, have all confirmed their participation in the charity campaign.
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