Fashion Week’s First-Ever Plus-Size Fashion Show!Sep 15, 2010 @ 5:46 pm
Let’s hear it for curves! OneStopPlus.com celebrated a variety of shapes by producing the first-ever plus-size-only runway show during New York Fashion Week. Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (near left) told us how excited she was to attend: “People act like plus-size women don’t buy clothes—we do!” she said. “So for a show like this to happen it really, really shows that we are here. Fashion options for curvy girls are getting much better and it’s nice to see the fashion world finally opening up.” Designers Zahir Babvani and Galina Monaco—who each sell on the OneStopPlus.com’s Web mall—sent 36 spring trend looks down the runway, from lace and denim pieces to draped dresses. Actresses Nikki Blondsky (“Hairspray”, far left) and KayCee Stroh (“High School Musical”, far right) and plus-size icon Emme (near right) joined Sidibe in the front row as curvaceous models, like Toccarra Jones, a former America’s Next Top Model contestant turned Whilimena model, showed off the looks. “There’s a revolution going on with plus size and the media and I’m glad it’s finally going to pass over to fashion because we want to look cute too!” said Stroh. Click through the gallery below to see key looks from the show, plus all the stars who sat front row!