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Fashion has long been political but this season, it’s a prevailing theme on the runway.
Prabal Gurung is the latest to make a statement with his fall ’17 show. During the finale, he sent models down the runway in t-shirts that were protest-ready. Gigi Hadid led the pack in a white tee with the words “the future is female” printed on it. Other models followed with shirts that read “3 million,” “I have a dream,” and “we will not be silenced.”
“Fashion and politics can no longer be mutually exclusive,” Gurung told WWD. “We have to be able to be aware of the audience that we have and the platform that we have. The good old days of being fabulous are over. Fashion can no longer be an escape. We need to be alive and awake.”