Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Diane von Furstenberg, Other Fashionistas React To Donald Trump’s Victory

 

The US Elections has been a hot topic for days now since the republican candidate, Donald Trump, beat out Hilary Clinton with over 290 electoral votes to her 228. Mrs. Clinton conceded hours after, divulging that ‘it was painful and would be for a long time.’

The 70-year-old business tycoon went on to meet President Obama at the White House after protests against president-elect which he describes as ‘very unfair’ sweep across America. With talks already on going about how Trump’s win could affect the fashion industry, a number of reknowned fashionistas share their thoughts – we have compiled below:

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Diane von Furstenberg, designer and founder, Diane von Furstenberg: “Today is the first day of the rest of our lives…. We must believe that our future is in our hands. More than ever we must believe in good and the good of people. More than ever we must study, learn, be open minded, be generous and have compassion. More than ever we must be an example of good and influence the good. Whatever voice we have, we must use it to influence others so that our country celebrates what we cherish about it…its openness and inclusiveness.”

Stephen Gan, editor-in-chief of V Magazine and VMAN and creative director of US Harper’s Bazaar: “We need to be strong, and continue what Hillary started. We at V have always believed in fashion as a force for affecting change, and making a difference in the world. We need to use this as a reason to work harder for the values we believe in, to be braver, and push ourselves even further creatively. With this election, we’ve seen some the ugliest behavior that this country has to offer. It’s our job now to remind people of how beautiful it can be.”

Mickey Boardman, editorial director, Paper, via Twitter: “I’m heartbroken but deep inside all I’ve got to fight with is a belief that we can achieve justice & equality for all. I got that and LOVE.”

Amy Odell, digital editor, Cosmpolitan.com, via Twitter: “This election is being characterized as a victory for white men but honestly how is it a victory for anyone. WHO is going to be better off?”

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