Barneys Begins Campaign for Transgender Rights

 

Katie and Arin are pictured wearing Ann Demeulemeester. Photo © Bruce Weber.

Katie and Arin are pictured wearing Ann Demeulemeester. Photo © Bruce Weber.

Barneys’ spring campaign called “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters” will showcase transgender models in order to raise awareness about trans issues. The luxury company hopes that by showcasing 17 transgender people from around the world along with their personal stories, they’ll be able to raise the level of acceptance of transgender people not only in the fashion, but throughout the world. Photographer Bruce Weber had the models dress in brands such as Balenciaga, Derek Lam, and Yves Saint Laurent and be featured in the New York Times and Vanity Fair. Ten percent of the sales from 11 stores and Barneys.com on February 11 will go to the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Center in New York. “While the lesbian, gay and bisexual community has made enormous strides in this country in this last five to ten years, it has always been glaring to me that the trans community has been left behind,” said Dennis Freedman, Barneys’ Creative Director. “It seemed an important time to do this.”

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