Los Angeles designer Pierre Davis made her debut in New York this week, becoming the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at Fashion Week, further shaking up an event that had already featured trans models.
The powerful Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which says it represents more than 500 creators and has made diversity its battle cry, announced last month that Davis's No Sesso brand would be "making NYFW history" at Monday's event, which opened with a parade of whimsical garments.
Fashion Week began with a focus on men and will turn to women's wear on Thursday.
Davis told CFDA that she hopes the brand "will inspire people to be more community-minded and to realise not everything is just about aesthetics or commerce. It's also about humanity."