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By Cady Lang
March 10, 2017

Fashion designer Zac Posen will not be dressing Ivanka or Melania Trump for their time in the White House, despite having dressed them in the past.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Posen said he has “no current plans to dress members of the first family;” he joins several other designers including fashion heavyweights like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, who have spoken out about whether or not they’ll dress the First Lady.

Posen went on to comment on the current political climate.

After the first lady recently wore Michael Kors to the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Kors told the New York Times, “Mrs. Trump has been a longtime client at our New York boutique.”

For Posen’s part, he also cautions against the commodification of the important issue of feminism, especially when it comes to fashion; he advocates for thoughtful engagement when going forward with projects.

“You can’t market or commercialize feminism as an entity. One has to be careful. I aim to be about powerful women in my clothing. It’s important that I support the amazing women that I’m able to work with,” he said.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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