You’ve heard of models like Jillian Mercado, Lauren Wasser, and Jess Quinn – they’re not your every day supermodels. These girls are equipped with a disability or are amputees, and represent the change in the world of runway and glossy pages.
The world of fashion and modelling is slowly broadening their horizons, and reaching out to very special models to provide both equal opportunities to them as well as breaking through the norms of high fashion and modelling. The Paris Fashion Week Blind Fashion show hopes to raise awareness that anyone can make it into the fashion world.
In recent news, blind or visually-impaired models were seen making their way down the runway to close Paris Fashion Week with their very own Blind Fashion Show. The models used a guide rope to help them strut down the catwalk.
These women defy their limits and the typical standards of beauty, and are more than willing to fight whatever that may hinder them – it’s up to the rest of us to provide them that opportunity.