NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fashion show inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign aimed at exposing sexual misconduct across the United States opened on Friday in New York with models sporting angel wings walking the runway accompanied by men in pig masks.
A model dressed in a floor-length white gown with wings at her shoulders stopped at the end of the runway to say that she was a survivor of sexual assault, giving the audience a brief account of the abuse she had suffered.
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The #MeToo Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week was the brainchild of Myriam Chalek, creative director of American Wardrobe, who wanted to use her label as a platform to benefit women.
“I don’t think this fashion show is going to change things overnight, but if it can be a step further then I guess I’ve done my part. A woman who has been empowered is a woman who is unstoppable,” Chalek told Reuters in an interview.
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While the show will feature American Wardrobe fashions, Chalek said the event was nonprofit. The models are victims or survivors of sexual assault and harassment who will tell their stories from...
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