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Fashion Week gave us several reasons to smile this season. 

For the last seven days, acclaimed designers did what they do best, sending creative, dynamic and, at times, eccentric new styles out on the catwalks. We got to see top supermodels back at work in the Big Apple, like pro Gigi Hadidstrutting at Anna Sui despite a missing shoe. There was also no shortage of stars, as the likes of Nicole KidmanJamie Foxx and Paris and Nicky Hilton Rothschild took their seats along the highly coveted front rows. Of course, there's no forgetting Leslie Jonesassuming the role of model hype woman on the sidelines of Christian Siriano. 

In the midst of all of the typical fashion week pomp and circumstance, the industry also took a few steps in the right direction as far as inclusiveness, diversity and general badassery are concerned. Some runways opened their arms to plus-size models old and new, highlighted women's natural hair textures, chipped away at clothing's ties to gender and gave transgender models spots on some of the most publicized stages in the world. 

While there's certainly more progress to be made in the seasons to come, we must tip our hats to the efforts of some designers to uplift and embolden everyone on their runway—and those also watching it. As designer Christian Siriano told E! News backstage before his show, "It's not that we're just making clothes...We get to hopefully change a little bit of the world."

Here were some of the most empowering moments to take place this season at New York Fashion Week.

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ESC: Chromat, Leyna Bloom

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ESC: Natalie Nootenboom, Anna Sui

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ESC: Prabal Gurung, Candice Huffine

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ESC: Milly

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ESC: Fenty, Rihanna

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ESC: Kate Spade

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ESC: Christian Siriano

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ESC: Chromat, Hunter McGrady

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