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PARIS — Nicolas Ghesquière doesn’t want to be related to Donald Trump.

Three days after the U.S. president joined Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief government officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to inaugurate a brand new Louis Vuitton leather-based items workshop in rural Alvarado, Tex., the model’s creative director of girls’s collections appears to have distanced himself from the extremely publicized occasion.

“Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia,” the designer wrote in a publish on Instagram under the duvet of the 1984 Evelyn Thomas membership hit “High Energy.”

Though Arnault stopped in need of calling Trump a pal when requested by WWD, he shared that their relationship goes again to the Eighties when he first met the-then actual property developer socially in New York. “We are very honored to have the president of the United States. I’m not here to judge any types of policies,” stated Arnault. “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.”

Neither LVMH nor Louis Vuitton posted any pictures of the occasion on their Instagram accounts. Being publicly related to Trump in per week the place the political chaos surrounding the U.S. president appeared to succeed in new heights at all times carried the danger of alienating some LVMH prospects, although on-line calls to boycott Vuitton have gained restricted traction to this point.

Responding to Ghesquière’s publish, mannequin Teddy Quinlivan wrote: “Thank you for standing on the right side of history.” Ghesquière has ceaselessly used transgender fashions in his latest reveals and campaigns.

The Trump administration is searching for to repeal a collection of legal guidelines and rules stopping discrimination in opposition to transgender folks in fields together with healthcare and the office.

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