When Marco Marco unveiled his Collection 7 at Style Fashion Week. on Saturday, the only category being walked on the runway was trans excellence. That’s because, in a remarkable display reported by OUT in their photo essay, all the models who walked the runway were trans models.
This included bold-faced names like Gigi Gorgeous, the YouTuber and influencer, who walked a bold magenta skirt while wearing a lime green wig.
Actress Trace Lysette was among the models in the show, too. She thanked Marco Marco “for embracing ALL types of beauty” in the show on Twitter.
At 36-26-40 I’ve never been model industry standard, and I don’t want to be. I love my thickness. Thanks Marco Marco for embracing ALL types of beauty. My first runway show for #nyfw @marcomarco_la 🤸🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/qcGu0JTjtO
— Trace Lysette (@tracelysette) September 9, 2018
Some of INTO‘s team saw the show live, which included Pose star Dominique Jackson walking. The model and actress has been busy this New York Fashion Week, walking in the Blonds and Adrian Alicea shows as well. On the Marco Marco runway, she worked a black dress and blonde wig in a fashion that would make Elektra Abundance positively squeal.
— Grindr (@Grindr) September 9, 2018
The Marco Marco runway is a radically inclusive moment for an industry that seems increasingly cognizant that trans models are the future of fashion. So far, the industry has been taking steps toward more trans-inclusive runways, but this show is a leap.
Watch the full runway presentation below.