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Laverne Cox Shut Down This Runway Show And I Am Still Crying About It

This show proved that true fashion knows no age, sexual orientation, body size, race, or gender. Fashion is about the highest expression of self.

Y'all, New York Fashion Week is already coming for my edges and it's only day 1! Last night, 11 Honoré, a luxury e-commerce site that offers designer fashion for plus-size women, held its runway debut in NYC and we were SHOOK.

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Patrick Herning, 11 Honoré chief executive officer and founder, told BuzzFeed, “The purpose of our show was to start a dialogue for brands to be representative for all women on the runway. We are a mission-driven company and wanted to use the opening night of Fashion Week to drive awareness around inclusivity and diversity in fashion. We are hoping this will create meaningful dialogue around one of our industry’s biggest issues and that it will continue on.”

Aside from the fact that the clothes were absolutely beautiful, the diversity of models left me cheering — then Laverne Cox closed out the show, and I literally could not get myself together. She looked GOODT.

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She served us face, body, twirls, and sashays, proving that fashion should not only be inclusive, it should also be fun.

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On the runway, we also got to see Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Precious Lee and others. Tess Holliday, Robyn Lawly, Hunter McGrady, Myla Dalbesio, Carmen Carrera, Jessica Joffe and others showed their support in the Front Row, which was absolutely amazinggg.

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Historically, runways have shown the same type of woman (thin, white, cis) despite there being a need to show true diversity. Seeing Laverne Cox, an outspoken trans-activist, close out a show that promotes body inclusivity during NYFW, is hopefully a step towards a more inclusive runway.

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"What an incredible honor to close @11honore's first fashion show with these incredible women who represent the size diversity of the women of America," Cox wrote on her Instagram. "Thank you for existing @11honore and for giving me this incredible honor. ...thank you @zacposen for the gown of LIFE!!!"

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On Instagram, this user swooned over the diversity:

This person let us know that Laverne has no bounds and I agree to the fullest:

We're absolutely cheering for the big girls, today and everyday:

And yes, give us a slay and werk that runway, Laverne:

Go, Laverne! You and 11 Honoré are just what the industry needs!

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