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Tess Holliday


Tess Holliday Walks First NYFW Show In ‘Sample Size’ Dress

The plus size model made a major statement about the fashion industry.

Tess Holliday

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Tess Holliday strutted her stuff on the runway at the Chromat fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 7. The plus size model didn’t just use the chance to look incredible. Her dress made a point about the way the fashion industry treats plus size bodies. The 34-year-old wore an ultra revealing white gown that was emblazoned with the words “sample size.”

Tess revealed on Instagram that Saturday’s show marked her first time “walking for a major designer” at New York Fashion Week. “I can’t think of anyone better to experience this with than @chromat!” she explained. “Thank you [Becca McCharen-Tran] — you’re changing the industry one runway at a time.”

Chromat, which turned ten this year, is known for its all-inclusive runway shows, which use models of all sizes, ages, races and abilities. One of this year’s swimsuit models was visibly pregnant and Tess was far from the only plus size model in the show.