First-Ever Plus-Size Show Hits N.Y.C. Fashion Week

09/16/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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It wasn’t all stick-thin models ruling the runways during New York Fashion Week, as curvy stars like Nikki Blonsky, Gabourey Sidibe, model Emme and KayCee Stroh sat front row yesterday to take in the first-ever plus-size show during fashion’s most high-drama week. “This is a milestone in the plus-size community. We’ve never had anything like this,” Blonsky said at the presentation on Wednesday. “To be in New York City Fashion Week, which I think is the biggest fashion week in the world, to be here is just a huge thing for us.” And plus-size model Emme, couldn’t have agreed more: “You have to join forces to make a statement and to be part of a revolution. It’s monumental in its reach,” Emme told PEOPLE, adding, “I think the big statement that’s going to be made with this fashion show is not only going to be made within the full-figured community but I think it’s going to talk to the bottom line of design houses, designers, and business people involved in fashion,” she said. “Why don’t we make clothes above a size 12? Why don’t we load heavier in sizes 14, 16, and 18 in stores? Just change the buying style and let it be curve-friendly in the line.” See all the looks from the runway show at –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester, reporting by Thailan Pham


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karen on

I don’t think anyone is trying to PROMOTE obesity…but why can’t larger girls wear nice clothes? As someone who is plus size and in her mid-40s, I can attest to how hard it is to find clothes that are not either ‘grandma-ish” or just larger cuts of smaller sizes – that dont’ necessary work for us (sleeveless, low cut..). I’d love some really nice clothes for my age!

Niki on

Yay! Work it out, ladies!

Millie on

This is concerning and not a reason for celebration. This is taking the easy way out of true problem. It really is a dangerous way to live, and it’s selfish b/c it limits what you can do with your friends and family (hiking, walking, etc.) and costs ALL of us more in health costs. And sorry, I do not believe for one second that a size 16 is anyone’s minimum or ideal weight. You simply need to eat different food and move around more. Sigh. This is sad — really, really sad.

Janell on

It’s about time.

Agnie on

Can’t we all stop judging each other? Find some empathy. We are ALL flawed in one way or another. Just because you can see thier size, doesn’t mean you know all the details of their struggles. Focus on improving yourselves and let everyone else be.

Lisa on

Dawn, 12-14 are considered plus size. I’m glad people are finally waking up and accepting EVERYONE!

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Christie Suhr on

What a BEAUTIFUL photo! Being a plus sized woman my entire life and struggling with it I am so happy to hear this. It’s about time we finally get to see what we might actually look like in the newest fashions! You all ROCK!

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