Models with disabilities just took over Fashion Week (PHOTOS)

Feb 17, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. ET
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Fashion Week has long been criticized for a severe lack of diversity, specifically about the body types designers cater to. But one runway show just stepped up to the plate to start changing that.

And we say, heck yes.

The FTL Moda runway had a "Made in Italy" theme but featured clothes from designers all over the world. More importantly, they partnered with Fondazione Vertical, a foundation aimed at curing spinal cord injuries, and Models of Diversity, a model agency out of London that pushes for greater diversity on the catwalks.

So naturally, several of the models on the fashion show came down the runway in wheelchairs, canes and with prosthetic limbs. Because, dear fashion industry, these people wear clothes too.

See the pictures and ogle at the awesomeness.

Fashion week model in wheelchair

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Fashion week models with disabilities

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Model at Fashion Week in wheelchair

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Inspiring disabled model at Fashion Week

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Inspiring disabled model at Fashion Week

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Fashion week model

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Male model with prosthetic leg

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Modeling in a wheelchair at fashion week

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Model in a wheelchair

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Read more in our Diversify the Story series.

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