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21-10-2019 01:21:02

Louis Vuitton’s artistic director calls Trump a ‘joke’ and pushes back against the brand’s association with the president

Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s collections, posted on Instagram to push back against President Donald Trump’s recent appearance alongside the brand’s leadership. Days after Trump attended the opening of a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas with LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, Ghesquière wrote that he is “a fashion designer refusing this association.” Fashion industry heavyweights like Out Magazine Editor-in-Chief Philip Picardi, stylist Karla Welch, and model Teddy Quinlivan dropped comments of support below the post. Ghesquière is the latest of dozens of prominent designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Philip Lim to speak out against the Trump administration. Many have vowed they wouldn’t dress first lady Melania Trump. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, posted on Instagram to push back against President Donald Trump’s recent appearance alongside the brand’s leadership. Days after Trump attended the opening of a Louis Vuitton workshop in Alvarado, Texas, a city 40 miles south of Fort Worth, alongside LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, Ghesquière appeared to distance himself from the widely covered event. LVMH, or Louis Vuitton Moet-Hennessy, has grown to include 75 luxury, fashion, and beauty brands including Christian Dior, Givenchy, Dom Pérignon, and Sephora. “Standing against any political action,” the designer wrote in a post below a picture the cover of the 1984 club hit “High Energy.” “I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia.” View this post on Instagram Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobiaA post shared by @ nicolasghesquiere on Oct 19, 2019 at 8:33pm PDTRead more: Why Trump helped open a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas Fashion industry heavyweights like Out Magazine Editor-in-Chief Philip Picardi, stylist Karla Welch, and model Teddy Quinlivan dropped comments of support below the post. While appearing in front of reporters at the workshop’s opening, Arnault told outlets he was honored to have the president in attendance but stopped short of calling him a friend, saying only that they had known each other since the 1980s, when the two met in New York around the time when Arnault founded LVMH. Ghesquière, who joined the 165-year-old company in 2013, is the latest of dozens of prominent designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Philip Lim to speak out against the Trump administration, and many have vowed they wouldn’t dress first lady Melania Trump. The first family has a history with the French brand, as the first lady has since worn custom designs from the legendary house for public appearances and is often seen traveling with multiple pieces of the brand’s luggage. Ghesquière previously spent 15 years at Balenciaga, where he was the was the artistic director from 1997 to 2013. Read more: Ex-model says Jean-Luc Brunel, model agent and Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, spiked her drink and raped herMichael Jordan pledged $7 million to open 2 medical clinics in his hometown of CharlotteAn Indian college apologized for asking students to wear cardboard boxes over their headsThe post Louis Vuitton’s artistic director calls Trump a ‘joke’ and pushes back against the brand’s association with the president appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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