The founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, was invited to Prabal Gurung’s Fashion Show in New York. She sat front row at the show, which was coming off of last year’s theme of feminism. The February 2017 collection had T-shirts with slogans such as “This is What a Feminist Looks Like,” and “The Future is Female.” This year continued the theme of female empowerment and Tarana Burke was there for it. Backstage, signs read: “You the present / You are the future / You rule the world / Walk with intention.” For the finale, models walked out with white roses, a symbol of solidarity.
Le grand finale. This is the #pgworld, where we celebrate female solidarity, we share the colours of Prabal’s home in the east, and we present a vision for our collective future, a future that is #StrongerInColour. 📸 @voguerunway Sand Mandala paintings and set design by artist @joemangrum 💐 @central_park_flowers #pgworld #pgnyfw #femininitywithabite #nyfw
Burke said she didn’t have plans to attend any other shows, but she’s very supportive of Gurung and his mission statement in the industry.
Burke’s last major appearance was at the Golden Globes with Michelle Williams last month, where she wore all black to celebrate the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements. Women are finally getting their voices heard, and Tarana is definitely worthy of thanks and praise.