JP Yim—Getty Images
By Samantha Cooney
February 7, 2017

New York Fashion Week is getting political.

Vogue reported that the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a trade association which represents fashion designers, will hand out pink “Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood” buttons at New York fashion shows, scheduled to take place between Feb. 9 and Feb. 16.

The CFDA, which will not donate any funds to Planned Parenthood as part of the initiative, hopes that designers, models and guests will wear the buttons at the shows — or better yet, put send them down the runway — to raise awareness about the women’s health organization. Each button will come with a card offering information about Planned Parenthood and how individuals can offer support. Top designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera have already signed on to support the project, according to Vogue.

Planned Parenthood has become increasingly vulnerable under President Donald Trump. States like Iowa and Texas have moved to slash funding to the organization, while House Speaker Paul Ryan promised that it would lose federal funding if the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is successful.

“We are truly thrilled by the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s show of support for Planned Parenthood at New York Fashion Week,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement given to Vogue. “Planned Parenthood has stood defiantly in the face of opposition for a century, and we’re not backing down now.


You May Like