The Calvin Klein show on Saturday played host to such stars as Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Naomie Harris, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Hutton, Brooke Shields, and Sofia Coppola. The high-profile affair was dripping with political commentary. The Raf Simons collection was opened and closed with the song, "This is Not America" by David Bowie.
"When you have a voice, you should use it," said the Belgian designer, Simons.
Famed designer, Jeremy Scott, who displayed his psychedelic wares,also wowed the crowds with thepolitical bent at his show.
"I was thinking about how Elvis and Marilyn and Michael Jackson and Jesus are all kind of worshipped on the same altar. And that's kind of how we've gotten ourselves into a situation of having an entertainer for president. ... And then of course, at the same time (I was) trying to make fun clothes that I love and that I think my friends and fans will love," said Scott. "How can there not be a political statement today? ... You know I think everyone needs to kind of speak out. Everyone needs to do their due diligence as a citizen to make their voice heard because that's the only thing that will protect us."
Other designers who decided to take stances on such issues as rights for women and human rights in general were designers Jason Wu, and Kate Spade, who debuted two new collections.