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Zendaya Premieres Tommy Hilfiger Collection Using All Black Models at Paris Fashion Week [VIDEO]
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Zendaya hit the streets of Paris in style as she stepped out for Paris Fashion Week this past Saturday (Mar. 2) to debut her latest collection – a collaboration with the respected Tommy Hilfiger – and she did so in the most refreshing and unconventional way.
The 22-year-old actress debuted the highly-anticipated collaborative collection on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk with 59 Black models rocking her threads and working the runway. The models included several fashion icons like Beverly Johnson (the first African-American model to star on the cover of American Vogue), Veronica Webb (the first black woman to have a major cosmetics contract), and Pat Cleveland (who once modeled for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and many more), says Page Six.
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The legendary Grace Jones closed out the show, and the crowd couldn’t have loved her more.
In addition to an all-Black cast of models, the Zendaya x Tommy debut was the first time Hilfiger showcased plus-size models during a runway show. A decision made by Zendaya, the actress/fashionista told WWD, “Size-inclusivity has been important to me always — if women in my family can’t all wear it, I don’t want to make it.”
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Page Six reports the collection was inspired by 1973’s Battle of Versailles, "at which French couturiers faced off against American designers with a fashion show at the legendary chateau."
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