Louis Vuitton's artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière has taken a stance against President Donald Trump. The news arrives shortly after LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault and Trump opened a new Louis Vuitton workshop in Keene, Texas.

Taking to Instagram Ghesquière posted the cover of Evelyn Thomas’ ’80s track “High Energy," which was prominent in gay clubs during that era, and said he was "Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia."

Take a look at the post below.

Speaking to WWD on the relationship LVMH holds with Trump, Arnault said, “We are very honored to have the president of the United States. I’m not here to judge any types of policies. 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.”

In response to Ghesquière’s post, transgender model Teddy Quinlivan wrote, “Thank you for standing on the right side of history.”

What's more, advocacy group GrabYourWallet, which raises awareness of companies doing business with the Trump administration, has now added the LVMH group to its list of brands to boycott.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.