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Versace makes strides toward size inclusivity on the runway during Milan Fashion Week

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire starred in this season’s show.

The lack of size inclusivity on Fashion Week runways is slowly changing for the better.

Italian designer Versace, for example, has been making strides to diversify its lineup of models.

For the brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, onlookers were excited to see models Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire star in the show.

Lee posted a video from the show, her first for Milan Fashion Week. This is also the first time Versace has cast full figured women.

“I will never forget this moment and how I felt before walking out,” Lee said in a statement. “The power and beauty of this brand has ALWAYS inspired me & now to be the first… wow.”

Donatella Versace, whose brother founded the company, further praised Lee on Instagram by welcoming her

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Paris Fashion Week strides on despite rising Covid-19 cases

Paris Fashion Week, the last of the “big four,” begins today following three weeks of unprecedented fashion events in New York, London and Milan as the global pandemic wears on.



a large tower in a city: The Eiffel Tower and the dome of Les Invalides, are seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris


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The Eiffel Tower and the dome of Les Invalides, are seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris

During a fashion month like no other, the Spring-Summer 2021 shows have been a mixed bag in a number of ways, but format has by far been the biggest variable. In New York and London, designers leaned on the power of technology to share their collections with the world, favoring — or succumbing to — livestreamed presentations and pre-filmed videos instead of physical runway shows in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.



a person wearing a hat: Cecilie Bahnsen Spring-Summer 2021


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Cecilie Bahnsen Spring-Summer 2021

Milan’s fashion week offered a more balanced mix of formats and in Paris, well, it

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