3. The Project Runway show featured its first plus-size collection.
The identity of designers involved in the show is being kept secret to avoid spoilers, but it’s believed that Ashley Nell Tipton, the program’s first ever plus-size designer, is responsible for the breathtakingly romantic all plus-size collection that showed this week.
4. Marc Jacobs put the spotlight on Beth Ditto.
The Gossip frontwoman has been somewhat of a subversive fashion darling for a while, having modeled for many an editorial as well as on the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier. Following a backstage chat with Jacobs last night “before feeding [herself] to the lions,” Ditto helped close out Fashion Week in a look that was equal parts Jean Harlowe and Courtney Love.
5. Chromat’s diverse model lineup included two plus-size legends.
In a fantastically inclusive move, Chromat’s Momentum show featured models Sabina Karlsson and Denise Bidot walking alongside their straight-size counterparts. Which makes sense, since Chromat designer Becca McCharen regularly designs for women of many sizes.
6. And model and designer Ashley Graham’s curvy lingerie collection revealed (almost) all.
Ashley Graham may not be a fan of the “plus-size” concept, but the stigma surrounding it is one of the reasons showing her latest lingerie line at NYFW so groundbreaking. The show featured exclusively curvier models—a move unheard of up until this year—and even more radically, her collaborators at Addition Elle chose to showcase the skimpiest of their collections instead of one that could possibly mask all those fantastic curves.
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