CFDA, ACLU Join Forces for New York Fashion Week

SPEAKING OUT: The Council of Fashion Designers of America and the ACLU have teamed to launch “Fashion for ACLU,” a joint initiative at New York Fashion Week this September. The CFDA and ACLU look to send a clear message that there’s no place in this democracy for racism, bigotry and hatred.
The CFDA is encouraging its members to speak out about the need to protect hard-fought constitutional rights and freedoms.
“We want to be on the front line, not the sidelines, to boldly fight to protect our precious rights and freedoms, which has taken on a renewed urgency after the heart-wrenching events of Charlottesville,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of CFDA. “Our goal is to actively support concrete work that will move our country meaningfully forward. The ACLU is doing that critical work.”
Designers are being asked to use their shows — including runways and parties — to feature the “Fashion for ACLU” tagline and distribute a blue label ribbon to demonstrate their support. As of now, more than 50 designers and labels have signed on, including Adam Selman, Alice + Olivia, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Everlane, Monse, Narciso Rodriguez, Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung, Public School and Tracy Reese.
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