NYC Designer Puts ‘Planned Parenthood Saves Lives’ on Runway

February 2nd, 2017 4:07 PM

One fashion designer is placing abortion giant Planned Parenthood on the runway for “saving lives.”

The fall/winter 2017 menswear shows for New York Fashion Week began on Monday. And, following the presidential election, designer Robert James decided to turn fashion into politics.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the New York-based By Robert James brand collection appeared “largely sportswear-driven and decidedly militant in tone” in order to “create clothes that felt like armor.”  

And just in case his messaging wasn’t clear enough, many of his models carried liberal anti-Trump protest signs to accompany the brand’s fashion.

One sign, supporting the nation’s largest abortion facility, ironically read, “Planned Parenthood Saves Lives.” Harper’s Bazaar commented, “looked like something we saw at the Women's March last week.” Not surprisingly, another model’s sign read exactly that: “#Women’s March.”



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THR also reported that the fashion designer’s exhibition included a sign reading, “As the world turns dark around us, the use of clothing as protection becomes more literal than ever."

Other signs, located on the brand’s Instagram account, included the following messages:

  • “#Bridges Not Walls”
  • "#Refugees Welcome"
  • "#Free Science"
  • "I’m Addicted to Foreign Oil"
  • “#Fight Fascism”
  • “#Not My Govt”
  • “A Lie Is A Lie”
  • “Men Wear BRJ More Than Any Other Brand #AlternativeFacts”
  • “#No Nuke”



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Besides the fashion industry, Hollywood loves the trend of wearing politics on the sleeve. At this year’s Golden Globes, actress Lola Kirke sported a “F*ck Paul Ryan” pin, while other celebrities, like actress Martha Plimpton, have been spotted wearing abortion-print dresses decorated with hearts.