November 6, 2015


'Project Runway' Contestant Wins with a Plus-Size Collection

Lifetime; Getty Images
Lifetime; Getty Images

Fashion, more often than not, isn't the most welcoming place: There are some ridiculous standards of beauty, and the modeling world doesn't really allow for much diversity. It's changing, slowly but surely, but there's still a long way to go.

On Thursday night (Nov. 5), however, something remarkable happened. For the first time in the 11 years Project Runway has been on television, a designer won with a plus-size collection.

24-year-old Ashley Nell Tipton slayed with her designs for women size 14 and up. Check out some of her fierce creations here, then click through hot shots of our other favorite fashionista: Rihanna.