Models of All Shapes and Sizes to Walk the Runway at Arab Fashion Week

Published May 14th, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The goal of the fashion show is to empower women living with dwarfism.  (Shutterstock)
The goal of the fashion show is to empower women living with dwarfism. (Shutterstock)

After a huge success in New York Fashion Week, Tokyo and Paris Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Week will be hosting its first dwarf fashion show on May 20. Fifteen glamorous fashionistas from Dubai and all over the world will walk down the Dubai runway in creations designed and made in NYC by American Wardrobe.

Favorited by Tyra Banks, a pioneer in showcasing models of all shapes and colors, the International Dwarf Fashion Show is not your average size red carpet event.

Unlike the 5.9 inch and 120 pound models one usually sees on the catwalk, Arab Fashion Week will bring back the essence of the fashion by going beyond the physical height standard: Each model is less than four feet!

The goal is to empower women by reversing the diktats of beauty and breaking down stereotypes. For too long, disabled individuals affected by dwarfism have been the victims of discrimination. The International Dwarf Fashion Show to be held during the next Arab Fashion Week will celebrate little people’s contribution to social diversity.


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