As a way to combat the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a spectacle proclaimed as the “sexiest night on television,” two sisters created an anti-Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Alyse Scaffidi, who stands at 4’11’ realized the lack of “people like herself” walking any runway. Together with her sister, Lexi, Alyse formed a “bitesized” franchise that aims to represent the fact that there is “no one-size-fits-all version of beauty.” Alyse stated:
We actually came up with the idea during last year’s VS Fashion Show, as we were sitting there mesmerized by the spectacular fashion designs…We wanted to be angels ourselves, but we knew that wouldn’t be possible.
Alyse went on to describe their overall goal:
Recreating the VS Fashion Show was our chance to make 21 girls’ dream of being a runway angel come true, and in the process, we hope to inspire body confidence amongst other women…It’s not about celebrating obesity or anorexia, it’s about breaking away from a stereotypical look of what is beautiful and celebrating who you are as a person.
Via family, friends, and social media, the sisters gathered a group of diverse woman to showcase themselves as “dreamers” while walking down their own runway. Each woman designed their costumes, and with help from Domenick Cucinotta, and music performance by Zach Matari, the show was a success:
The Scaffidi duo have plans to launch their movement into a non-profit. Alyse stated:
We want to help change young women’s opinion of what’s considered beautiful… We want to help them embrace beauty in their uniqueness and differences, which will inspire them to chase after their dreams, regardless of society’s opinions.
Check out this clip of the show:
[via Yahoo Lifestyle]