Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer, used the finale of his Chanel haute couture show in Paris to signal his support for gay marriage. His decision to close the show with two brides holding hands was a declaration of support for marriage equality.
The designer made the timely catwalk statement ahead of an expected announcement by French President Francois-Hollande on Friday – endorsing a controversial law to allow same-sex marriage in the country. The finale brides – namely current Vogue cover girl Kati Nescher and fellow model Ashleigh Good – were accompanied by Lagerfeld’s Godson, and Chanel catwalk regular, Hudson Kroenig, as a pageboy.
When asked if the use of the two catwalk brides was in support of the legislation, Lagerfeld responded: “Of course it was.”
“I don’t even understand the debate,” Lagerfeld told The Associated Press. “Since 1904 [in France], the church and state have been separate.” The Chanel creative director continued to add that he believed all religions should tolerate gay marriage.
Gay Marriage is certainly a touchy topic, but its definitely making its way through all aspects, including fashion.