A nice win for body positivity took place when the famous clothing brand Versace sent out three plus-size models down the runway at the Milan Fashion Week.
The models, Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve, and Alva Claire strolled down the runway with bright tops and dresses. During this show, Versace showed off their spring/summer collection which was inspired by nature, according to the infamous clothing brand.
All three girls celebrated their historical moment on Instagram, marking it a night they will never forget.
Jill Kortleve wrote on her Instagram page, “I’m still shaking. I’m so so so proud of us @alvaclaire @preciousleexoxo. It’s so unbelievable to work for brands I always dreamt of working for. I hope that we open the doors for a new generation with the same dreams but who never saw themselves in the magazines or the commercials.”
Alva Claire shared a similar sentiment on her experience walking down the runway. She wrote, “I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine! We made history with this and I will never forget how I feel right now! This moment is for all of us!!!”
Precious Lee thanked the fashion house and wrote that she would never forget this moment. She shared her admiration and awe by writing, “The power and beauty of this brand has ALWAYS inspired me & now to be the first… wow.”
A great win for body positivity and inclusivity! Congratulations to the trailblazing ladies!