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  • If Megan Mullally Can’t Get a SAG Awards Dress, Who Can?

    In their rush to outfit the next starlet, brands keep missing opportunities to outfit Hollywood’s most talented women.

  • 'Curviest model ever' Hunter McGrady, Candice Huffine and more body-positive moments at NYFW— so far

    At New York Fashion Week, the body-positivity movement continues to evolve. With theCURVYcon wrapping up its second year at NYFW, plus-size women are seeing themselves represented in fashion by designers and retailers in ways unseen before.Designers like Christian Siriano, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Prabal Gurung continue to push the envelope for inclusivity and promoting body positivity. This push forward was solidified by a historic partnership announced between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and plus-size retail hub, Dia & Co. The two partnered with five designers, including Siriano, for the #TeeUpChange campaign featuring five body-positive T-shirts whose proceeds will go toward size-inclusive fashion education for the next group of emerging designers.Plus-size models like Candice Huffine, Hunter McGrady, Paloma Elesser, Marquita Pring, and more have strutted the catwalk during NYFW and at theCURVYcon this season, continuing to shatter old stereotypes of what a fashion model should look like in 2018.Above, see all of the body-positive moments from New York Fashion Week and continue to check back as we update the gallery.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW show  • Political slogan tee strikes at NYFW: ‘Vote for Cynthia’ Nixon  • Curvy model causes a stir in ‘Sample-Size’ T-shirt at NYFW’s most diverse show Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • From 'No on Kavanaugh' to 'Stop calling 911 on the culture': NYFW is all about political statements

    The line between fashion and politics has become more blurred over the years.In 2016, Maria Grazia Chiuri became the first female artistic director at Dior, and her debut collection centered on female empowerment for this historic moment at the storied fashion house. In celebration, she designed a T-shirt that said, “We Should All Be Feminists.”In 2017, shortly after the U.S. presidential election the previous November, designers continued to showcase their political stances through fashion. During designer Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2017 show, he had models Bella Hadid and Candice Huffine walk down the runway wearing shirts that read, “The Future Is Female,” “Our Minds Our Bodies Our Power,” and “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Celebrity favorite designer Tom Ford, known for his glitzy old Hollywood designs, debuted a chain handbag on his catwalk that said “Pussy Power,” alluding to the pink pussy hats worn during the Women’s March in January 2017.Political statements have also reached far outside the traditional “big four” fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan, and Paris). During Seoul Fashion Week in March earlier this year, Miss Gee Collection debuted two sweaters emblazoned with the words “#MeToo” and “Speak Up” in bold crimson letters in reference to the #MeToo movement that has swept around the globe.This season is no different. New York Fashion Week designers continue to use their catwalk shows to take political stands. Above, we present the political statements made at fashion week so far.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW show  • Political slogan tee strikes at NYFW: ‘Vote for Cynthia’ Nixon  • Curvy model causes a stir in ‘Sample-Size’ T-shirt at NYFW’s most diverse show Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Political slogan tee strikes at NYFW: 'Vote for Cynthia' Nixon

    Christian Siriano mixed politics with fashion once again at NYFW, with Cynthia Nixon watching on.

  • 'I'm 51 and slaying': Leslie Jones celebrates her birthday with sexy fashion shoot

    "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones marked her 51st birthday by posing in a hot pink coat worn over a black bustier.

  • GLAAD Media Awards 2018: Red carpet arrivals

    Laverne Cox, Lea Michelle, Robin Robert, Brad Goreski and Gloria Carter were among the stars to attend the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday.

  • Christian Siriano's New Store Is a Design Heaven

    The genius fashion designer wants to get closer to his customers.

  • What’s the difference between ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ fashion?

    Ugly fashion: When will it end? The 2018 runways may hold a clue.

  • Top Shots (week of Feb. 11, 2018)

    Catch up on this week in celebrity with photos of Meghan Markle, Natalie Portman, and others.

  • A 10-year-old drag kid, breast cancer survivors, plus more inclusive modeling moments at NYFW

    NYFW is in full swing and this season might have the most inclusive model casts yet.On Sunday,  lingerie label, AnaOno collaborated with #Cancerland for an empowering fashion show that featured real women who were also breast cancer survivors. The designer behind the brand, Dana Donofree is known for providing women who have undergone a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or breast surgery an option for comfortable bras and other lingerie, that not only fit, but make them feel sexy. At the show, a few of the women proudly showed off their breast scars while strutting the catwalk in a powerful display of courage, bravery, and survival.That same day, 10 year-old drag kid, “Desmond the Amazing” (his real name is Desmond Napoles) stole the show at Gypsy Sport‘s runway show. The young drag kid had his hair frosted and slicked down. He wore a an oversized black blazer with an Elizabethan style ruffled neck. The sleeves were editorialized, scrunched up and his waist cinched by a wide black band. Every glide he strut on the catwalk was made with intention and style. A skill he closely studied beforehand by watching old ’90s Anna Sui runway videos in a statement to The Cut. But at only 10, Napoles has not only walked in his first major fashion show, he is also the founder of Haus of Amazing, “the first and only drag house for kids.” Napoles first rose to prominence in 2015 after he was spotted dancing and twirling in a rainbow tutu dress at the NYC Pride Parade. In 2017, he “slayed” the runway at RuPaul’s DragCon. Now, in 2018 Napoles was modeled the Gypsy Sport runway alongside an inclusive cast with Shannon & Shannade Clermont, gender fluid model Jazzelle, plus size models, and more.A few days prior, Telfar Clemens broke tradition with a “concert” in lieu of a runway show made up of all-black musicians: Dev Hynes, Ian Isiah, Selah Marley, Kelela, Kelsey Lu, and Angel who modeled the clothes while performing. “We are not alone in questioning the show and season systems — so we are using fashion week to start to define something that can break free from it and be suited specifically to our vision. For us, this means working collaboratively with musicians and artists — not in the sense of “endorsement” and celebrity BS, but in a truly creative way to start figuring out a different cultural platform,” Clemens tells i-D.The clothes were deemed unisex, something Clemens also has been implementing since the early 2000s before many designers embraced it. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Clemens became formally recognized by Vogue and much of the industry after winning the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.The runner up in the competition to Clemens was Becca McCharren-Tran, of Chromat who also staged her fashion show the same day with an incredible display of women of all colors, size, and shapes—something McCharren-Tran, too, has been doing for quite some time. In her show, a woman with visible breast scars displayed her chest proudly, cinching her green caftan dress together to expose her scars. Mia Michaels, famed dance choreographer of So You Think You Can Dance made a surprise appearance showing off her curves in a black-and-red-color-block dress. The show also included an amputee and a hijabi model.PH5 also cast a mix of real women, including two girls from the Girls Who Code program, an NICU nurse, a sculptor, and more.Though, It was only a matter of time before New York Men’s Fashion Week followed in the footsteps of Fashion Week when it comes to inclusivity.The fall 2018 Fashion Week: Men’s got off to a great start thanks to a handful of labels. Krammer & Stoudt’s Autumn/Winter 18 collection was inspired by two people, according to the New York Times: playwright Sam Shepard and Terra Juano, a model known on Instagram as TJ or Skinnybonejones.And while Krammer & Stoudt’s show was a part of Men’s Fashion Week, there were no men in this show. And no women, either. Married couple Mike Rubin and Courtenay Nearburg made a revolutionary move to cast only nonbinary models in their show. Their soft yet rugged, stylish while still practical designs hung from the bodies of genderless figures: a model with short cropped blond hair looking dapper in a blue velvet suit, a model with a short Afro in a kimono-style robe, hats of all sizes atop shaved heads. Along with Terra Juano were gender-fluid and Instagram-famous models, such as Madison Paige, Rain Dove, and Merika Palmiste.And while seeing such feminine figures in a men’s fashion show could be distracting, after a few looks, onlookers stopped seeing gender altogether. It was just beautiful people in beautiful clothing.Willy Chavarria, a queer Chicano designer known for his streetwear-inspired collection infused with a bit of punk and edge, staged a show with a similarly nontraditional cast. Always one to shake things up, Chavarria cast a diverse array of models for this show. Owning the runway in “protective, comfortable clothing,” as Chavarria describes the collection, were an amputee, a woman, “real people” sprinkled in with professional models, and a baby.And it’s become somewhat of a trend.  ASOS staged a formal show during NYFW for the first time, debuting its autumn-winter 2018 menswear collection. Rather than using traditional models, “ASOS cast some of its favorite guys, who continue to inspire the brand with their talent and passion across a range of industries, including fashion, food, music, and social activism,” the company wrote in a press release. Not all of these men were models, like Adam Eli Werner, a queer activist and writer, who looked sleek in a black button-down and shiny light pants.Meanwhile, women’s fashion continues to strive for greater diversity. Fashion label Teatum Jones is known for casting paralympians and amputees, and the September 2017 New York Fashion Week was the most diverse one yet. Not only did we see more plus models on the runways than in any other year in NYFW’s history, but we saw plus-exclusive shows like Addition Elle and Torrid, and queer fashion showcases like Dapper Q.We can’t wait to see how NYFW in 2018 continues to unfold and add to the inclusive fashion conversation.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Everything you need to know about the amputee model in the new inclusive ASOS campaign• Is the term ‘skinny’ outdated?• What it’s like to break into plus-size modeling, from 4 women doing it nowFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Fierce, and for the people: Christian Siriano presented the best fashion show of NYFW so far

    The star-studded front row including Meg Ryan, Cardi B, and Laverne Cox certainly enjoyed it.

  • Christian Siriano Is Creating a Makeup Collection

    Drugstore makeup gets all dressed up.

  • From Jason Wu to Jonathan Simkhai: 13 fashion insiders dish on their holiday wish lists

    If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for your fashionable friend who is always ahead of the trends, tracks all the buzzy red carpet designers, and follows the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund each year to scout the next big designer to watch, why not ask the people who know best?Yahoo Lifestyle asked 13 top fashion industry insiders to share one “high-priced” and one “low-priced” gift they are each coveting this year. Great gifts don’t have to cost a fortune, but that doesn’t mean everyone can’t still dream of one splurge-worthy vacation, furniture item, or piece of jewelry.If the one you’re shopping for this year is classy and elegant, just like Jason Wu’s gorgeous gown designs, his gift picks might be worth a look. But if your friend is anything like the socially conscious Aurora James, behind Brother Vellies, the shoe brand that is improving the lives of Africans by creating jobs in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Morocco, then James’s wish list might be something to consider too.If your lucky gift recipient is similar to the ultracool duo behind Monse and Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia — known for their high-fashion editorial off-the-shoulder dresses for Monse and show-stopping gowns for de la Renta — then their wish list is one to bookmark.Ahead, see what these designers, as well as 10 other fashion insiders, including Christian Siriano, Harley Viera-Newton, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Jonathan Simkhai, and others are all coveting this holiday season.Afterward, head to Polyvore for a chance to win one of 10 $250 Visa gift cards from their #PolyPresents: Wish List contest (open now until Dec. 31) and treat yourself this holiday season.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• The Amazon gift guide: 45 stylish gifts for the whole family  • From Jason Wu to Jonathan Simkhai: 13 fashion insiders to dish on their holiday wish lists • 15 statement shoes to buy now to boost your 2018 shoe game Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Bride slams the wedding industry with her gorgeous wedding photos

    Sarah Moffat has been blogging about fashion and beauty for years, and she had surrounded herself with a supportive, body-positive community online. But when she went to plan her wedding this summer, she came face to face with the negative, fat-shaming attitude she’d worked so hard to eliminate from her life since she was a teenager.

  • Christian Siriano says that 'everyone has a lot to do still' to make fashion more inclusive

    Designer Christian Siriano has a new book out called "Dresses to Dream About," which gives an intimate look into his design process and how he begins each dress with a simple sketch.

  • Slogan T-shirts as a powerful political tool: 'Help Us We Are Dying'

    Slogan T-shirts are a powerful political tool. They instantly say something that the wearer wants to convey, and in the Instagram-obsessed world, they provide messages that are easily shared, reposted, understood.

  • Social media goes wild for Leslie Jones in thigh-high slit gown: 'Nice legs, lady'

    Just a few days after she went HAM while cheering on Christian Siriano at his New York Fashion Week runway show, Leslie Jones has stepped out on the Emmy red carpet in one of his formalwear gowns.

  • Why Leslie Jones acted inappropriately at Christian Siriano: 'I think I handled it like a baseball game'

    Leslie Jones said she treated the Christian Siriano fashion show like a baseball game because she was so excited about the clothes and plus-size models.

  • Dressing Meg Ryan, 55, Was a 'Nice Change' for Christian Siriano

    Designer Christian Siriano dressed Meg Ryan and Janelle Monae for the CFDA awards, calling it "a nice change from the regular fashion girls."

  • 29 Stunningly Pretty Looks From Bridal Fashion Week

    Calling all newly minted fiancées, soon-to-be brides, and just sheer wedding eye-candy fans — the Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2018 collections are finally here.Stylistically, the collections were a blend between old and new. Traditional materials such as lace, tulle, and silk were reworked into new, modern silhouettes and forms. One example is the trendy off-the-shoulder top look reworked as a wedding dress. At Lela Rose, a model wore a long, crisp white gown featuring an off-the-shoulder panel made of tiny, perfect, delicate white pearls.White gowns were still the majority, but black wedding dresses seem to be back. These Old Hollywood-style gowns were part of the Reem Acra show and are options from Reformation‘s newly launched bridal collection.Other seasoned bridal designers, such as Vera Wang, took different approaches this season. Wang, for example, ditched drama and volume to showcase dresses with soft, delicate pleats and elongated sleeves — a style seen most prominently on the high-fashion catwalk.Pantsuits are now officially part of bridal wear. Actress Evan Rachel Wood broke the ice for pantsuits on the red carpet when she wore one to the Golden Globes this year. Now, Oscar de la Renta has introduced its own modern take on the “female tux,” which includes an exciting, silver-sequined corset.What are you waiting for? Click ahead to take a look at all of the best looks from Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2018.Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:•Fans are Freaking Out Over ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Host Randy Fenoli’s Bridal Collection  •Grandma as Bridesmaid is the Latest Wedding Trend •Daughter Finds Missing Wedding Dress From 1948 at Antique ShopFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.