While the fashion industry's surely on the road to accepting and designing for all different body types — curvy, athletic, petite, or otherwise — there's still a long way to go until everyone can shop the same chic styles. But one woman who's on a mission to make that happen? Designer Rachel Roy, who not only extended sizes for her own line last February, but created a stunning, sexy tuxedo dress for curvy model Candice Huffine at this year's CFDA Awards.
"What I would like is to just have it be 'it is what it is,'" she revealed to us exclusively before the event, speaking about the future and fashion being more inclusive. "Just having it be how you found your scarf and your shoes. It's not that I don't want it to stand out, I just want it to exist in the same way that Rob found a sweater. I'd rather that be the conversation — how much was it, what store it's from, it looks great on you, or I want to get those pants. It should just be like breathing — it is what it is."
Those aren't the only words from Rachel that deserve a round of applause and a "that's what I'm talking about!" Read on for the touching reason she got into fashion in the first place and why Candice's CFDA dress is one that works for every occasion.