Glossy Glamorizations of Special Needs Fashionistas

By: My Way Or the Runway - Published: Feb 22, 2009 • References: trenddelacreme
Can disabilities be beautiful?  A recent article by Trend de la Creme asks just that question. As a society, we seem to have embraced the plus-size model, the ‘average looking’ model and even the transgendered model. 

But what about the disabled model, who is missing a limb, wears a brace or gets around in a wheelchair? Shows like “Britain’s Missing Top Model,” which features models with disabilities, aims to move us in the direction of acceptance. But are we really ready to start looking at disabilities as something beautiful instead of sad or undesirable?