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Underwear and apparel brand Marco Marco closed out Style Fashion Week New York with an all-trans fashion show on Saturday. Featuring such models as RuPaul’s Drag Race veteran Carmen Carrera, YouTube makeup artist Gigi Gorgeous, Law & Order actor Marquise Vilson and ultra-hunky trans-male model Laith Ashley, the Marco Marco trans fashion show was one for the record books.
Marco Marco’s fashions, designed by Marco Morante, are known for their dynamic use of color and prints, and the label is perhaps most known for its men’s underwear and swimsuits.
Other models in Saturday’s Marco Marco trans fashion show included Transparent actor Trace Lysette and several actresses from the groundbreaking ‘80s-era New York City ballroom drama Pose, like Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross and MJ Rodriguez.
David Burtka, husband of openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, attended the Marco Marco trans fashion show and said, “This is an incredibly huge step forward for the LGBTQ community. I’ve never seen a show like this before, and I hope more designers take note.”
Here are some pics from Saturday’s Marco Marco trans fashion show:
And here’s video from the runway show:
Saturday’s Marco Marco trans fashion show continues a growing trend for trans representation in New York fashion events.
During last year’s New York Fashion Week, several designers moved away from featuring “Instagirls” like the Jenners and the Hadids on the runway. Instead, designers like Calvin Klein, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Chromat, Helmut Lang and Marc Jacobs brought trans realness into the fashion world by featuring a plethora of trans models.