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7 Inspiring Models Gracing the Runways of Fashion Week

This year, from September 8-15, New York Fashion Week will feature the world's most brilliant designers and striking models in one of the season's most celebrated events.

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.

NEXT: Get to Know Runway of Dreams Founder Mindy Scheier »

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