The sartorial whirlwind that is New York Fashion Week is around the bend and we were thrilled to hear about a new kind of fashion show in the schedule amid the likes of Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. No, it's not another celeb getting into the fashion game—it's Salute the Runway, a fashion show that will honor veterans who have served our country by incorporating servicewomen as its models.

Salute the Runway will open the week at the Lincoln Center tents on September 3 and give 15 servicewomen the chance to walk the catwalk in little black dresses from designers like Calvin Klein, Mara Hoffman, and DKNY, reports WWD. "I'm going from boots to heels. I'm not a heels person," Nancy Schiliro, a 34-year-old former Marine, said. "But if I could climb through barbed wire, I can pull off walking in heels."

The show ties in with programs held at bases around the country aimed to shed light on the difficulties women in the military face while transitioning back to civilian life—including exploring what femininity outside of fatigues means. Admitted tomboy Schiliro said she's excited about the chance to "smile and

So This Is Amazing: U.S. Servicewomen to Model on the Runway During Fashion Week

The sartorial whirlwind that is New York Fashion Week is around the bend and we were thrilled to hear about a new kind of fashion show in the schedule amid the likes of Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. No, it’s not another celeb getting into the fashion game—it’s Salute the Runway, a fashion show that will honor veterans who have served our country by incorporating servicewomen as its models.

Salute the Runway will open the week at the Lincoln Center tents on September 3 and give 15 servicewomen the chance to walk the catwalk in little black dresses from designers like Calvin Klein, Mara Hoffman, and DKNY, reports WWD. “I’m going from boots to heels. I’m not a heels person,” Nancy Schiliro, a 34-year-old former Marine, said. “But if I could climb through barbed wire, I can pull off walking in heels.”

The show ties in with programs held at bases around the country aimed to shed light on the difficulties women in the military face while transitioning back to civilian life—including exploring what femininity outside of fatigues means. Admitted tomboy Schiliro said she’s excited about the chance to “smile and

Via: So This Is Amazing: U.S. Servicewomen to Model on the Runway During Fashion Week

    

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