At Christian Siriano’s spring 2017 presentation, there was a rumbling of applause as Georgia Pratt, a plus-size model, stepped out on the runway. She was one of five plus-size women to walk in the show, and their inclusion was a first for one of Christian’s runway shows.
Backstage after the show, Christian said that he thought it was super important to have women of diversity on the runway this season. He stated that it was the right time and that it also made sense for his collection and the holiday-in-Capri themed show.
Thanks to body positive activists, most notably, Ashley Graham, plus size, or normal size fashion as a lot like to call it, has been in the conversation for the past several months. However, Friday’s presentation made history as one of the first high-fashion collections to seamlessly include women of all sizes.
In addition to plus-size women, the designer (as usual) featured models of diverse ethnicities, making his show “one of the most diverse shows in all of fashion,” as Coco Rocha put it on Twitter.
Here at Fashom we love anything and anyone who celebrates women, no matter their skin tone or body size, so we could not be more thrilled about Christian’s show, we hope this becomes the new norm at NYFW!