Fashion designer Posen won’t dress Trump family
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Add Zac Posen to the list of fashion designers who say they won’t be dressing the Trumps.

The fashion pro — who’s dressed both Melania and Ivanka Trump before — has “no current plans to dress members of the first family,” he said in a Daily Beast interview published Friday. 

“Right now, I’m staying away from bringing my brand into politics,” said Posen. “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,” he added.


Several high-profile fashion designers announced ahead of President Trump’s inauguration that they refused to style the commander in chief’s family in their gowns and other pieces. 

Tom Ford, Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, and Sophie Theallet were among those who spoke out against dressing members of the first family.

Ahead of his inauguration, the president had reportedly blasted Ford — who had said on “The View” that he wouldn’t dress Melania Trump nor Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE because the “first lady has to relate to everybody” — for the move, saying, “He was never asked. I never liked him or his designs.”

Other designers have defended putting their fashions on the Trumps. Tommy Hilfiger called Melania Trump “a beautiful woman who would make any designer’s clothes look great,” while Diane von Furstenberg, who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House race, said, “Melania deserves the respect of any first lady before her.”

“I’m very upset with the state of affairs right now,” Posen, 36, told the Daily Beast. “I always try to be optimistic. I think that freedom will prevail. And I don’t dictate who buys my clothing in a store.”

I think everybody has a political responsibility,” Posen, a New York City native, said. “Everybody has a voice, whether in fashion or any field.”