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Tom Ford women’s wear collection is moving closer to reality.

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WEAR THE UNION LABEL: Workers United wants celebrities to be recognized as much for what they’re not wearing as what they are wearing on the Oscar red carpet Sunday. The union, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union that includes apparel and textile manufacturing workers, is calling upon actors to boycott Hugo Boss during Hollywood’s big day because of the company’s decision to shut down its lone U.S. plant in Ohio in April. The union enlisted Danny Glover to circulate a letter to dozens in his profession, most notably the male presenters and nominees, asking them to steer clear of Hugo Boss suits and sport pins in solidarity with the more than 300 workers expected to lose their jobs as a result of the plant closing. “We were aware of the importance that Hugo Boss places on the big name celebrities showcasing their brand,” said Workers United spokesman Eric Sharfstein. “We should make people aware of what they are doing to the average person, and the Oscars are a forum to do that.” Although Hugo Boss wouldn’t comment specifically on Workers United’s anti-Hugo Boss Oscar campaign, a company spokesman described shuttering the Ohio plant as “a difficult business decision and not one taken lightly.”

 

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