9 Inspiring Models Gracing the Runways of Fashion Week

This month, major fashion events will take place around the globe, featuring many of the world's most brilliant designers and striking models in some of the industry's most celebrated events — fashion week(s).

In recent years, we have seen some incredible (role) models in the Fashion Week spotlight — ones who have faced adversity to make it to the coveted runways.

Click through the gallery above to learn about a few of the many talented women breaking the mold from both past and upcoming fashion weeks.

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