- Kristopher Fraser |
The Shed at Hudson Yards was slated to be the new "It" venue at New York Fashion Week, but now due to its affiliation with the Trump supporting Stephen Ross, that doesn't seem to be going according to plan. Ross, who has majority stake in Equinox, as well as companies including SoulCycle and Blink, was behind a recent Hamptons fundraiser that saw millions of dollars raised for Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The fallout with longtime members of Equinox has been none too pretty with people taking to social media to announce they are cancelling their memberships.
Ross' real estate company, Related Cos., was also behind the development of Hudson Yards and The Shed, and due to his support for an administration not viewed favorably by fashion creatives, designers are slowly jumping ship from showing at the venue. Prabal Gurung already announced that he was cancelling talks to show at Hudson Yards, and now Rag & Bone has joined the mix declining to stage their New York Fashion Week show at the venue.
Dana Lorenz, who runs jewelry label Fallon, even cancelled her membership to the Council of Fashion Designers of America because Stephen Ross' wife, designer Kara Ross, helped organize the fundraiser for Trump's re-election campaign. Hudson Yards was once poised to be the new main venue for New York Fashion Week, but as long as they have a Stephen Ross problem, that now appears to be in limbo. In the meantime, Rag & Bone is still working on confirming a new location for their show.
photo: courtesy of Rag & Bone