On the Runway: Fashion Begins to Speak Out About Dressing and Covering the Trumps

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Sophie Theallet at her fall 2016 show during New York Fashion Week.

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Rex Features, via Associated Press

American fashion is emerging from its shellshocked postelection state, and is beginning to wrestle with how it is going to handle the advent of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. And just like everything else affected by the recent vote, a great divide has opened up.

Diane von Furstenberg, chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and a very public supporter of Hillary Clinton, has sent a letter to the more than 500 members of the council urging them to consider, “How can we help on the eve of this new era?” and suggesting that the answer was to “embrace diversity, be open-minded, be generous and have compassion” and to…

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