It’s time for another season of New York Fashion Week and to start things off on a high note, Laverne Cox delivered one of the most extra and epic runway walks of all time. The actress served as the grand finale to 11 Honoré’s runway show debut last night and grand it was.
Cox gave us twirls, sashays, hair flips, and dramatic poses up and down the entire length of the runway. The instantly iconic walk was then followed by a storm of silver confetti falling from the ceiling.
It was the cherry on top of an already stunning show that celebrated size inclusivity and diversity. And it was the first for 11 Honoré, a luxury e-commerce site that offers designer fashion to women sizes 10 and up. At a time when many high fashion brands only offer up to a size 10 or 12, 11 Honoré is looking to disrupt the market by better serving an entire market of women.
The site tapped celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart to style the show, which featured designs from brands like Zac Posen and Prabal Gurung. Along with Laverne Cox, a lineup of diverse models including Candice Huffine and Precious Lee walked the runway.
Huffine, who has been working with 11 Honoré since its start, had the honors of opening the show in all white. “A show like this is a game changer and a hope creator and I think the energy it will bring to this week will change the landscape of fashion forever,” she told BAZAAR.com.