Project Runway (finally) Makes It Work For All

“Make it work, designers!”

You’ve all probably heard Tim Gunn’s famous tagline. And now, it finally applies to women of all shapes and sizes.

Project Runway just announced that Season 16, premiering August 17 on Lifetime, will be using models of all shapes and sizes ranging from 0-22 for the competition. This is a big deal because it’s the first time the show has embraced diverse models. On previous seasons, model diversity was only represented by the “real woman challenge.” Come on, that’s obviously pandering.

But last year, Tim Gunn made headlines when he wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post claiming that the fashion industry “turned its back on plus-size women.”

Seriously, how amazing is this? Sure, it could’ve happened earlier. But it’s the progress that counts.
We’re excited to tune in to the show!

Source: USA Today
Image: Entertainment Weekly

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