Lingua Franca's Political Sweaters Hit The Whitney Museum

by Stephanie Maida · November 6, 2017

Who says fashion can't be a form of protest? Cashmere sweater company (and celeb favorite) Lingua Franca has become a cult must-have for its hand-embroidered pieces emblazoned with the terms "We Are All Immigrants," "I Miss Barack," and "The Future Is Female." Feminists the world over have incorporated the statement-making pieces into their OOTDs, and now they're quite literally museum-worthy.

Inspired by the exhibition, An Incomplete History of Protest, Lingua Franca has launched a custom collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, featuring Stateside sweatshirts hand-stitched with the rallying cries "Solidarity" and "Give A Damn." Not only are they more affordable than their cashmere counterparts at $125, but 100% of sales go towards supporting the museum and its programs.

At the launch party last week, the stylish likes of Amanda Hearst, Dee Poku, Jane Keltner De Valle, and Molly Guy came out to toast founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson. Click through for an inside look!

Lingua Franca x Whitney Museum can be purchased in-store or online.

[Photos by Carl Timpone/BFA.com]

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