The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

07/22/2015

“Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and every time you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself.” – Nina Garcia

I believe it’s important to know who you are supporting when you spend your hard earned money. The following fashion heavyweights are only as influential as they are because of the consumer.

Diane Von Furstenberg doesn’t want any Republicans at her stores.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

While speaking to a crowd outside her store in NY, DVF announced, “Everyone here better be a Democrat; no Republicans!” Read more here.  Also, when Ann Romney wore a DVF dress in 2012, the PR team said they were “not quite sure how she obtained the dress” after pressured for a response by online media. More on this here.

Dolce & Gabbana support traditional marriage.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

Gay designers, Dolce & Gabbana, have come out against gay marriage. Gabbana told the Daily Mail, “I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.” More here.

Anna Wintour was one of Obama’s top fundraisers.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, was named Obama’s fourth biggest fundraising bundler. She has raised nearly $6 million since 2007.  More here.

Oscar De La Renta criticized Michelle Obama.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

The late designer criticized the first lady on multiple occasions for not wearing enough American designers. More here.

Richard Hayne opposes gay marriage and abortion.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

President and CEO of Urban Outfitters, Hayne, donated to Rick Santorum’s campaign. Urban Outfitters also pulled merchandise that the gay community found offensive. Urban Outfitters is the parent company of Anthropologie and Free People. More here.

Zara faces a $40 million lawsuit for anti-semitism and anti-gay discrimination.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

The fast fashion giant, founded by the now 4th richest person in the world, Amancio Ortega, has been accused of selling a children’s shirt that resembled a Holocaust concentration camp uniform and a handbag with swastikas. Zara’s response was that the shirts would be “exterminated.” More here.  The company is now facing a lawsuit for discrimination against a gay, Jewish employee. Read more here.

Lauren Conrad is a Republican.

The Political Views of These 7 Fashion Influencers May Surprise You

Lauren Conrad is a designer, New York Times bestselling author, successful blogger, and also a registered Republican. More here.

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