Plus Size News: Christian Siriano Sends Body Diversity Message and Casts Five Plus Size Models in SS17 Show!

On Saturday, Christian Siriano presented his 2017 Spring/Summer line in a big way! The Project Runway designer and body positive advocate chose to include five plus-sized models among the typical sample size casted for NYFW runway shows.

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The collection, inspired by the Island of Capri and reminiscent of the 1960’s Jackie-O era, featured bold and bright colors and chic silhouettes, deeming more than perfect for any glamorous vacation.

Seated front row was plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham. The voluptuous bombshell walked for Siriano in May of this year when he collaborated with Lane Bryant and created a signature collection. Also in attendance were (seated left to right): Coco Rocha, Christina Hendricks, Pamela Anderson, Neve Campbell, Jaimie Alexander and Ashley Graham attend the Christian Siriano fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

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Siriano’s Lane Bryant collection, which sold out everywhere within weeks, also featured Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks as a model and spokesperson.

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Now, let’s get into the curvy looks!

Plus model Precious Lee donned an amazing full length black duster and white dress with a flattering slit.

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Alessandra Garcia Lorido, daughter of actor Andy Garcia, is a plus model signed to IMG New York. Garcia-Lorido “rocked the crop” that featured bellowed sleeves and wide legged pants. Her Frida Kahlo inspired eyebrows are fierce for this runway look!

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Swedish plus model Sabina Karlsson is known for her signature freckles and fiery red hair. Karlsson also modeled for Brooklyn-based Chromat’s NYFW show earlier in the week. Karlsson’s dress featured under the arm cut-outs and high slits in turquoise colored hue. Her matching shoes feature an ankle tie detail that made the entire look “pop”!

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Marquita Pring looked exotic and beautiful in a button-down turquoise slip dress and knee-length black & white gladiator sandals! Siriano’s choice of shoes reads glamorous resort fashion.

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The lovely Georgia Pratt rounded out the five models with an all black fierce look that included fringe earrings, a fringed neckline, and a fitted dress with two midi-length slits and pointy-toe heels that tied around the ankles.

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The models really seemed to strut the runway with confidence and wore the looks well.

Do you feel Siriano hurt his brand by featuring plus models? Comment and let us know your thoughts!

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