Tess Holliday has rocked major fashion magazine covers and been a brand ambassador for companies like Torrid and Benefit Cosmetics. But before this year, she had never walked in a New York Fashion Week runway show for a major designer. And I just want to know what took so long?
The supermodel strutted her stuff in a white printed dress for Chromat, and shook all of her famous curves in a bodacious pose at the end of the catwalk. The size-inclusive, body-positive brand is known for keeping it real on the runway, so it only makes sense that Holliday would walk for this fashion house.
Holliday received tons of love and support from her friends and fans.
The 34-year-old had plenty of supportive comments from celebrities like Jonathan Van Ness, Paris Hilton, and Claudia Floraunce. Aside from the people who walked alongside her and supported her at the show, the supermodel was grateful for the vastly positive response she received for walking on the NYFW runway.
Holliday has always been an advocate for body positivity and seeing diversity in the fashion industry, and was proud to be a part of a team that was representative of all people.
"We deserve to take up space, and trust me, we will. To know that I’ve spent my entire career advocating for more diversity in the fashion industry, and to be able to share the runway with so many others with the same mission was a feeling I will never forget. Representation matters. We matter. You matter. Never give up or give in," Holliday continued in her Instagram caption.