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10 Queer Models Claiming Space in New York Fashion
Fashion designers booking their models from corporate agencies has shifted from being the only option to an option--a change that was made clear during NYFW this season, where runways were filled with LGBTQ people found at parties, on Instagram or even the city streets. Spearheaded by brands like Chromat, Luar and Barragan, this rise in inclusivity is an important step for representation in an industry known for its white, hetero beauty ideals. In the following slides, meet 10 of our favorite breakout queer models, who discuss the positives and pitfalls of being seen in today's fashion climate.
Photography: Andrew Boyle
Grooming: Tommy Napoli (using Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics)
Grooming Assistant: Veronica Velez