The Washington Post
yesterday profiled fashion designer Kenneth Cole, who for 20 years has promoted his "social agenda" -- including support of AIDS education and abortion rights -- through advertisements for his products. AIDS and the homeless were the first two issues Cole, who is also the vice-chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research
, focused on in his ads; Cole ran his first AIDS-related advertisement in 1986. An advertisement that first ran in 1987 pictured a single condom and said, "Our shoes aren't the only thing we encourage you to wear." According to the Post
, Cole's political commentary "has become the only thing that clearly distinguishes his company from competitors" (Givhan, Washington Post
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