Fashion and politics seem to go hand in hand these days, or at least that's since Anna Wintour has become so heavily involved in the Obama campaign. To Marc Jacobs, though, the two shouldn't always mix. In an interview with WWD last week, the designer explained that he's been burnt in the past by getting involved in politics:
'I guess politics and fashion, you’ve always got to be a bit careful because somebody’s going to get offended or somebody’s going to feel it isn’t right,' he said. 'I don’t want to sound stupid or ignorant or anything, but I spend my time in the studio choosing fabric and colors and trying to figure out what we’re going to make.…If you want to avoid controversy, you just don’t do [political] things like that.'
Personally I would say that fashion should be used a tool wherever it could be used to support a good cause, political or otherwise, but it's not hard to understand to why Jacobs would have this stance. After all, back in 2008 he nearly encountered a boycott situation from China after he released that Free Tibet collection and of course, his pro-Obama and anti-George Bush store decorations didn't go down particularly well with LVMH bosses either.