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Acid attack survior creates ramp history at NYFW

Acid attack survior creates ramp history at NYFW
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Acid attack survivor, Reshma Qureshi made a strong yet distinctive statement at the runway of the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW) while giving an ode to the rural art of India.

Acid attack survivor, Reshma Qureshi made a strong yet distinctive statement at the runway of the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW) while giving an ode to the rural art of India.

The icon walked for designer Archana Kochhar who presented her collection -- A Tale of Two Travels. The collection was inspired by her travel to the Taj Mahal and a village of the Banjara tribe.

Reshma, who was left scarred in an acid attack, took to the ramp to show her quiet defiance as a survivor, and to promote the #TakeBeautyBack campaign.

She sashayed across the runway at the show to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year.

Reshma said: "I am hoping that my participation in this runway will inspire hope and confidence in other acid attack survivors, that they can lead a normal life."

Kochhar described the whole experience of showcasing in NYFW surreal.

"Beauty should not be affirmed by a certain height, colour or size, it is beyond that. It should be an all-inclusive concept.

We need such acceptance in society and I think such endeavours of mine will increase sensitivity towards this concept in our society."

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