Season 16 Of Project Runway Celebrates Body Diversity By Adding Plus Sized Models

Project Runway is adding size inclusivity to their runway and we’re so ready for it!

For the first time in “Project Runway” history, Season 16 breaks out of the conventional modeling mold and celebrates body diversity by incorporating size inclusive models on the catwalk. 

This season, models range from sizes 0-22 and the designers will be tasked with designing for women of all sizes and shapes. 

In the past, “Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn has been very vocal about his desire to see plus sized women on the show.  He’s often shared his dissatisfaction with the way the fashion industry turns it’s back on full-figured consumers.  

“There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions,” the fashion consultant once shared.

It looks like Tim Gunn is finally getting his wish.

One milestone that led to the show’s decision to feature diverse sizes was Ashley Nell Tipton’s season 14 win.  Ashley’s winning finale collection featured all plus sized models.  

Tune into season 16 of the Lifetime show as several plus size models join the show including former cover models Monique Robinson and Liris Crosse

Here’s a look at what to expect this season:

Season 16 of “Project Runway” debuts August 17.

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