Louis Vuitton‘s artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière has taken a stance against President Donald Trump. The news arrives shortly after LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault and Trump opened a new Louis Vuitton workshop in Keene, Texas.
Taking to Instagram Ghesquière posted the cover of Evelyn Thomas’ ’80s track “High Energy,” which was prominent in gay clubs during that era, and said he was “Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia.”
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Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia
Speaking to WWD on the relationship LVMH holds with Trump, Arnault said, “We are very honored to have the president of the United States. I’m not here to judge any types of policies. I’m here to work with my brand and we are going to, over five years, have 1,000 people working here and that’s what matters.”
In response to Ghesquière’s post, transgender model Teddy Quinlivan wrote, “Thank you for standing on the right side of history.”
What’s more, advocacy group GrabYourWallet, which raises awareness of companies doing business with the Trump administration, has now added the LVMH group to its list of brands to boycott.