What does the fashion industry think about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade? “It’s disgusting,” says Maria Cornejo, putting it plainly. “We’re being treated like second-class citizens.”
Cornejo, the Chilean-born, New York-based designer known for her namesake label Zero + Maria Cornejo, is one of eight women leaders ELLE spoke to ahead of fashion month to discuss the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S.
Above, watch Cornejo, Aurora James, Carol Lim, and more get candid, a little bit angry, and ultimately hopeful about the path forward.
To join the fight for reproductive freedom, go to elle.com/abortion
Claire Stern is the Deputy Editor of ELLE.com. Previously, she served as Editor at Bergdorf Goodman. Her interests include fashion, food, travel, music, Peloton, and The Hills—not necessarily in that order. She used to have a Harriet the Spy notebook and isn’t ashamed to admit it.