(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honoring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps.
Clinton noted that the Dominican-born de la Renta was an immigrant and asked, “Aren’t we proud and grateful that he was?”
Clinton joined former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vogue editor Anna Wintour at a Manhattan ceremony.
None of them directly referenced Republican Donald Trump or his victory over Clinton for the presidency. But like Clinton, Bloomberg praised immigrants’ contributions.
Trump has vowed to restrict immigration through measures including building a wall along the Mexican border.
Thursday also marks a nationwide action called “A Day Without Immigrants,” illustrating immigrants’ contributions to the U.S. economy and way of life.