With waves of abortion restriction being implemented in the US, find out about the Gucci collection promotes abortion rights.
Gucci contributes its share of a statement when it comes to the abortion debate, on the ramp of its 2020 fashion show in Rome on Tuesday. To add up, the glamorous show unveiled several pieces that made reference to abortion rights and women’s rights.
The fashion statement comes following a battle over abortion rights that has been going on in the United States. The early days of this month saw Alabama pass the strictest abortion ban the country has ever witnessed. The ban is held to place with the intention of overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that effectively legalized abortion across the country.
Gucci joins the fight against laws banning abortion.SOURCE: Fragrantica
The last abortion provider shall lose its license somewhere around this week, in Missouri. Barring woman from obtaining a safe abortion in the state. Missouri is counted among a handful of other states that have planned abortion bans for a fetus that is as early as six weeks. Although many of those laws remain tied up in legal challenges there is a high possibility that this law will hold a permanent effect.
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The Vatican, a site in quite a close proximity to the Gucci fashion show, is also known for carrying a strong Anti-abortion sentiment. While addressing the attendees of an anti-abortion conference in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis suggested a similarity between abortion and hiring “hitman to solve a problem” also maintaining that the procedure could never be accepted.
The new collection of the 2020 fashion show featured on Tuesday was in the inclusion of a gown with an embroidered uterus while also showcasing a jacket with the feminist slogan “My body, my choice,”. Moreover, the audience also got to witness a shirt which featured the date, 1978 when Italy legalized abortion.
After the show, Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director, spoke his mind through a press conference. During which he maintained that women “should be free to choose what they want and terminate a pregnancy,” also named it “the most difficult choice for a woman to make,”
Michele also talked about the fact that the collection is inspired by the social movements of the 1970s.
Michele told Women’s Wear Daily,
“It was a historical moment when women — finally — rejected all the constraints that were imposed in the previous centuries and they became free,”
Gucci’s creative director maintained,
“That’s why I am paying homage to the Italian law regarding abortion, law number 194. It’s unbelievable that around the world there are still people who believe that they can control a woman’s body, a woman’s choice. I will always stand behind the freedom of being, always.”
The creative protesting style of Gucci is sure garnering much-needed attention towards the issue of abortion rights.