Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty NYFW show praised for casting models of diverse shapes, sizes and colors
Rihanna debuted her latest SavagexFenty collection at fashion week in New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP

Rihanna debuted her latest Savage X Fenty lingerie collection at New York Fashion Week in New York City on Wednesday night and everyone is raving about the diversity of the models featured in the showcase. The singer casted women in a range of sizes, heights, skin tones and shapes, and even pregnant models. The effort is being called groundbreaking for the lingerie space.

For those following the Savage X Fenty collection since day one, this may not be a surprise. The brand’s ads and online community began with diversity in mind and features images of women from plus-size to slim wearing the lingerie collection. But to many, it was still beautiful to see these images brought to life on the runway during one of the world’s biggest fashion events.

Savage X Fenty fashions are seen during a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week
Savage X Fenty fashions are seen during a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week Diane Bondareff/AP

Model Justine Biticon was one of the fans who praised Rihanna’s Garden of Eden-themed fall/winter 2018 presentation.

“She created a lingerie line for all shapes, colors and sizes and put women of ALL shapes, colors and sizes on the runway,” Biticon said. “She put inclusion on a whole other level and other designers need to take notes.”

“Rihanna cleary doesn’t play when it comes to diversity,” another admirer of the show wrote on Twitter Wednesday night.

Here is a roundup of photos from the show at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York City, featuring models Gigi Hadid, a pregnant Slick Woods and more models, showing what it means to be inclusive on the runway.

Slick Woods models Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear.
Slick Woods models Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. Diane Bondareff/AP
A model receives instructions before Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
A model receives instructions before Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP
Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday.
Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday. Diane Bondareff/AP
Bella Hadid models Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear.
Bella Hadid models Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. Diane Bondareff/AP
Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Savage x Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Savage X Fenty fashions are modeled for photographers before a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of fashion week on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Diane Bondareff/AP
Rihanna walks on stage after Savage X Fenty fashions are shown at a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Rihanna walks on stage after Savage X Fenty fashions are shown at a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Diane Bondareff/AP
Natelegé Whaley
Culture Reporter