Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director at Louis Vuitton, called President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE a “joke” in a post on Instagram Sunday, just days after the president made an appearance at the launch of one of the luxury designer's stores in Texas last week.
“Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association,” Ghesquiere said in an Instagram post that featured a photo of the cover of the 1984 song, “High Energy,” by Evelyn Thomas. He also included the hashtags “#trumpisajoke” and “#homophobia.”
His criticism toward the president came on the heels of Trump’s appearance at the launch of a workshop in Alvarado, Texas, on Thursday. The president stopped by for a visit ahead of his Thursday night rally in Dallas.
At the opening, Trump appeared next to Bernard Arnault, a French billionaire and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
Michael Burke, the chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, was also reportedly in attendance at the event.
At the ribbon-cutting event, Arnault said that he has known Trump since the 1980s, according to WWD.
"We are very honored to have the president of the United States. I’m not here to judge any types of policies,” Arnault reportedly said. “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.”
Ghesquiere’s critical post drew support from a number of prominent figures in the fashion industry, including Camille Miceli, who serves as the accessories creative director for Louis Vuitton, and Anne-Marie Curtis, the former editor-in-chief of Elle U.K., according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
High-fashion transgender model Teddy Quinlivan also praised Ghesquiere’s post on Instagram, writing: "BRAVO. Thank you for standing on the right side of history."