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

Julie Tong
Yahoo Lifestyle

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.

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Cushnie

In Carly Cushnie’s debut show without Michelle Ochs, who left the brand earlier this year, Cushnie was all about female empowerment, body positivity, and elevating her sexy, silky contemporary evening dresses that the brand has become known for. Candice Huffine walks Cushnie’s spring 2019 show during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chromat

Chromat’s show is always one of the most diverse and body positive. Here, a model walks the runway for Chromat wearing a “Sample Size” T-shirt during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tie-dye

A curvy model wears a tie-dye swimsuit and thigh bands by Bandelettes at Chromat’s show during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hot pink

A plus-size model wears a hot pink and red cutout swimsuit and thigh bands at Chromat’s show during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Amputee and activist

Mama Cax is an amputee, activist, and model who has already graced the cover of Teen Vogue in the past. She is seen here walking the runway for Chromat during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Prabal Gurung

For Prabal Gurung’s diverse New York Fashion Week show, which featured models from over 35 countries, the designer continues to make his designs for all. Here, plus-size model Candice Huffine walks the show wearing a hand-dipped tie-dye knit sweater and red embellished sarong. (Photo: Getty Images)

Christian Siriano

A curvy model walks Christian Siriano’s spring 2019 show wearing a tiger print cropped blouse and matching wide-leg trousers during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Leopard print

A plus-size model walks Christian Siriano’s runway wearing a leopard print dress, matching heels, and cat-eye sunglasses during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Candice Huffine

Candice Huffine has become a popular mainstay at New York Fashion Week, seen here walking for Christian Siriano’s show wearing an off-the-shoulder dress. (Photo: Getty Images)

High-slit

A curvy model walks Christian Siriano’s runway wearing an asymmetrical floral, high-slit dress during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Loft

Curvy model and Sports Illustrated favorite, Hunter McGrady, walks Loft’s first-ever runway show at theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marquita Pring

Curvy model Marquita Pring, who is signed by IMG Models, walks Loft’s show wearing a floral blouse and faux leather leggings at theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Business casual

A curvy model walks the Loft show wearing a navy blazer, floral blouse, and cropped jeans at theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Interview ready

A curvy model walks Loft’s show wearing a sleeveless top and black trousers at theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Stella Duval

Curvy model Stella Duval walks Loft’s show wearing a white sweater, miniskirt, and floral scarf at theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eckhaus Latta

Curvy model Paloma Elsesser wears a tie-dye denim ensemble for Eckhaus Latta’s spring 2019 show during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Mitchel Sams)

Patrick Starrr

YouTube makeup artist and beauty guru, Patrick Starrr, struts the catwalk at the Blonds’ Disney villains-inspired show during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

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