NY Fashion Week: Breast Cancer Survivors Bravely Hit The Catwalk
"I felt sexy, I felt beautiful, and I was proud,"
Women who survived breast cancer took over the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in an alternative lingerie show to raise funds for charity.
The AnaOno Intimates show was devised by US designer, and breast cancer survivor, Dana Donofree, and introduced by Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino.
Nearly half of the models had metastatic, or advanced, breast cancer, according to Ms Donofree. All proceeds went to Cancerland, an outreach and advocacy charity in the US.
"I felt sexy, I felt beautiful, and I was proud," Paige Moore, 24, said after taking part in the show.
Five weeks ago, she had preventative double mastectomy after genetic testing.
"I was like these scars are sexy and awesome, and I am here, I am alive and I feel good. That is all that matters," she said.
Models with different shapes and stories proudly bared signs of surgery.
In the US and the UK, cancer researchers say one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
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