Nonwhite, plus-size and trans models just had their most visible Fashion Month ever

Oct. 20, 2017

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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.

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Transgender models also had a record-breaking season, with 45 castings for transgender models and four nonbinary model appearances across 47 runways.

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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.

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