All the Curve Models Who Walked During Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week
Just before the start of New York Fashion Week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) published an open letter to designers: “As you cast your New York Fashion Week shows, please remember to promote diversity and inclusion, on and off the runway,” Steven Kolb, the organization’s president and CEO, wrote. “American fashion can lead the path.”
That message made it into the casting rooms: At New York Fashion Week, the fall 2019 shows featured 94 appearances by curve and non-sample-size models. It’s the most size diversity we’ve seen since the spring 2018 season, when Glamour‘s count reached 208, largely thanks to a handful of plus-size companies appearing on the schedule. For spring 2019, the tally was 72.
The fall 2019 shows kicked off with a special moment, courtesy of 11 Honoré: The luxury retailer for sizes 10 through 20+ staged its first-ever runway, which featured curvy models exclusively. Meanwhile, designers like Christian Siriano, Cushnie, Prabal Gurung, and Chromat continued their multiseason history of casting models of all different sizes. Area and Veronica Beard had curve models for the first time as part of their lineup.
No matter how many curve models appear at Fashion Week or where they’re walking, we’ll always celebrate body diversity on the runway. Ahead, catch up on all 94 appearances by curve models at the fall 2019 New York Fashion Week shows.