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Women safety is of utmost importance to me: Zac Posen

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Fashion designer Zac Posen said safety of women has always been a top priority for him.

The 37-year-old designer said through his fashion label he wishes to create a safe environment for people in the industry, reported Teen Vogue Online.

"Within my world and my businesses, the safety of women has always been at the forefront and it is of the utmost importance to me. I want to create a safe place where people can grow and hone their talents.

"It's always been important to try to have a professional environment and not just a creative environment, within a human industry," Posen said.

Post the Harvey Weinstein scandal expose, the designer said the stories of sexual harassment are not new and he is inspired by the several women who came forward to share their experiences.

"With the rest of what's happening in the world, I'm a history buff, especially when it comes to the history of Hollywood. This is definitely not a new story within the performance and entertainment worlds, going back to Shakespeare even.

"I applaud the women and men who are coming out and sharing their stories. It's unacceptable behaviour and it's outrageous... I know there's a sense of purpose for the people who are sharing their stories, but I hope there's also reaction to this," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 14:20 IST