Oct. 20, 2017
According to The Fashion Spot, nonwhite, plus-size and trans models just had their most visible Fashion Month ever.
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Surveying 266 shows and 8,258 model appearances, the Fashion Spot concluded that 30.2% of all models cast during Fashion Month were nonwhite.
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In terms of plus-size and curve models, there was major progress made as well, with more size diversity this season than any other on record.
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The total number of plus-size and curve models that walked the runways, which is up from 30 the previous season and 16 the season before that.
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Clothing lines Torrid and Addition Elle accounted for more than half of plus-size and curve model castings.
Transgender models also had a record-breaking season, with 45 castings for transgender models and four nonbinary model appearances across 47 runways.
The number of runways walked by star model Teddy Quinlivan, who came out as trans during New York Fashion Week 2017.
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Casting a racially diverse runway is finally becoming the norm.