Gucci introduced a new fashion line Tuesday that openly promotes abortion on demand.
A blue jacket with “My Body, My Choice” displayed in bold letters and a white silk dress with a uterus embroidered on it were among the pieces it rolled out during its fashion show in Rome, The Guardian reports. Another outfit displayed the date when Italy legalized abortion: May 22, 1978.
Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said he wanted to make a bold statement about abortion as states in the U.S. pass laws that restrict them, according to Marie Claire.
“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,” Michele told the Independent. “The only world that I can imagine is a world where every single person can be who they would like to be, without any sort of restriction or judgment.”
The Guardian noted that the high-end company also juxtaposed its abortion advocacy pieces with designs that copied fashion themes used in the Catholic Church, a powerful and constant advocate for unborn babies across the world.
According to the report:
That [Gucci] should present such direct references alongside papal silhouettes – including several iterations of the distinctive cappello romano hats, clerical collars and scapulas worn by the clergy and habits worn by nuns – brought the gulf between the free choice Michele advocates and the stance of the Catholic church into sharp context. The Vatican, a short distance across the River Tiber from show venue on the Capitoline Hill, may have launched a women’s football team with the pope’s blessing last week, but its opposition to abortion is unwavering.
The high-end fashion company has supported the legalized killing of unborn babies for years.
“Gucci has a longstanding commitment to women and girls by funding projects around the world to support sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, and the freedom of individual choice,” the fashion company said in a statement in Instagram this week.
Abortion activists often use fashion to promote abortion, the violent destruction of unborn babies. They wear T-shirts and dresses that proudly display their support for abortion. In 2017, several prominent actresses wore gold pins with Planned Parenthood’s logo to the Oscars.