Zac Posen is the latest fashion designer to come out and say he will not dress any member’s of Donald Trump’s family.
Currently, Posen is the head of the Brooks Brothers’ womenswear line has said that he is protesting the presidency by not dressing the first lady or the rest of the Trumps.
Zac Posen told The Daily Beast:
[I have] no current plans to dress members of the first family. Right now, I’m staying away from bringing my brand into politics. There are issues that are being questioned that are fundamentally upsetting to me—deeply: LGBT rights, immigration, funding for the arts, Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights. These are just issues that are very close to my heart, and I use my own private voice and funds to fight for them and in support of them. I think it’s important to use your voice. I think that every brand and person has a right to be vocal.
I’m very upset with the state of affairs right now.I always try to be optimistic. I think that freedom will prevail. And I don’t dictate who buys my clothing in a store.
Posen joins other big-name designers like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet, Christian Siriano, Phillip Lim and Vogue’s André Leon Talley in declining to dress members of the Trump family in protest of the policies being pursued by President Trump.
Other designers including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have said they will.
The fashion industry has been the focus of many hot-topic news items concerning the first family. Nordstrom and Neiman-Marcus dumped Ivanka Trump’s fashion lines and her clothes are ended up in bargain bins and on eBay.
“You can’t market or commercialize feminism as an entity,” Posen also told The Daily Beast. “One has to be careful. I aim to be about powerful women in my clothing. It’s important that I support the amazing women that I’m able to work with. It’s a message about creativity and process. And being able to self-create is the message I want to share to the generation of young people being born now.”