Skip Nav
Celebrity Style
Cinderella — We Mean Diane Kruger — Walked the Cannes Red Carpet
Celebrity Style
The 4 Best Dressed Women at Cannes, According to Our Editors
Celebrity Style
Fashion's Biggest Party Is Going Down in Paris, and You Must See Every Look
I Finally Gave Mum Jeans a Try, and I Have to Admit, I Didn't Hate Them

Zac Posen Black Models at Fashion Week Fall 2016

The Most Important Thing to See From NYFW Happened on Zac Posen's Runway

View in slideshow
The Most Important Thing to See From NYFW Happened on Zac Posen's Runway

The inspiration behind Zac Posen's Fall 2016 collection was Ugandan Princess Elizabeth of Toro, a black model who graced the cover of Vogue. In the days leading up to his runway show, the designer shared multiple snaps from his mood board, covered in photos of beautiful women — many of them from famous editorials or snapshots. The key element? Diversity.

When it came to casting his show, Posen selected 25 black models of his total 33, including It girls like Cindy Bruna and Viviane Oliveira. He made a statement on Instagram, sharing a black-and-white snap of himself toting designer Ashley B. Chew's CFDA bag, a leather design that reads "Black Models Matter." To elaborate on the line-up of women debuting his new looks, Posen explained:

"Since the inspiration was Elizabeth of Toro it made sense to have a casting reflecting this . . . Their presence and the diversity of the casting complemented the collection and made it more striking. Within this global environment - diversity is very important and it is something that has always been equally important to me as well as a key component of my collections, whether it is shapes, sizes, or skin colour."

Read on to see shots from Posen's show — perhaps the most important moment from NYFW — along with BTS pictures from Zac Posen's feed.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Stella Maxwell Victoria's Secret Interview
Emily Ratajkowski Green Bikini at Cannes
Michelle Obama Style Lessons
Sass & Bide Runway Pictures Resort 2018 MBFWA
Most Liked Street Style Instagram Photos Fashion Week 2017
What Dry Shampoo Do Models Use?
How to Dress Like Olivia Palermo in Autumn
Best Blogger Outfits at Fashion Week Fall 2017
Emily Ratajkowski's White Bikini Instagram
Lirika Matoshi Fishnet Tights
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds