The fashion industry has long been known for its lack of diversity. As a result, designers and brands have predominantly showcased the work of white models on the runway and in advertising campaigns. However, a new movement is afoot in the fashion world, as more and more designers and brands are beginning to champion social justice and inclusion.

One such designer is Christian Siriano, who made headlines last year when he dressed plus-size model Ashley Graham on the red carpet. Siriano has always been a vocal advocate for diversity in fashion. His inclusive designs have won him numerous awards, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Emerging Designer in 2006.

In recent years, other designers such as Chromat and Tome have also made a name for themselves by showcasing the work of models of all shapes and sizes. And in 2017, Ashley Graham became the first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of Vogue.

So what is behind this seismic shift in the fashion industry? One could argue that social media has had a lot to do with it. With platforms like Instagram and Facebook, people are more exposed than ever to different types of beauty. And as more and more people come to see that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, they are demanding that the fashion industry reflect that diversity.

In addition, there has been a growing movement towards body positivity, which seeks to celebrate all body types. This is particularly evident on social media, where women of all shapes and sizes share unretouched photos of themselves and talk about their body shaming experiences.

All of this is to say that the fashion industry is finally beginning to realize that inclusion is good for business, but it is also the right thing to do. And as more and more people demand diversity and inclusion in fashion, we can only hope that the industry will continue to move in this positive direction.

Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show was a huge success. The star-studded event, which took place in New York City last week, featured models of all shapes and sizes, including curvy women and transgender models.

The show was praised for its inclusiveness, and many celebrities took to social media to applaud Rihanna for her efforts. “So proud of my friend @badgalriri for having the most inclusive fashion show,” wrote actor Don Cheadle on Twitter.

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March 10, 2022 — ShopParty