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I didn’t think it was possible, but it’s happening: ModCloth’s #FashionTruth campaign just keeps getting better. First it was their amazingly diverse swimsuit campaign featuring their very own employees, then our editor Sam took a stab at it (and looked flawless while doing so). Now, they’ve named their first-ever transgender modelRye Silverman, and they even named a dress after her! Let’s all take a moment to break into our happy dances.

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Rye is currently in the #FashionTruth spotlight, and what’s more, she’s the brand’s first-ever transgender community model! Guys, this is huge, not only for the LGBTQ community, but for all of us. The transgender community is often overlooked by the fashion community, and Rye and ModCloth are making the perfect strides to change the conversation. She told BuzzFeed:

“I think there has started to be this great sea change towards real bodies and authentic beauty and I hope to see that continue. I know I’m a bit of an extreme case but I still love the way we’re really moving towards letting people see that they’re beautiful.”

I just love this so much. ModCloth has been all about encouraging women to accept their own beauty for the unique kind of beautiful that it is, and Rye is the perfect spokesmodel for acceptance if ever there was one. Oh, and did I mention that she’s got totally killer style? Because she does.


(Photo: Brit + Co.)

If you think you want this dress, just wait until you see the next one.


(Photo: Brit + Co.)

YUP, I NEED IT. It reminds me of the cat plates that Professor Umbridge has on her walls in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but in the most fabulous way.

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And remember that dress I mentioned earlier? You know, the one that ModCloth named after Rye? Well, it’s freakin’ stunning:

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I love it and all of its flirty, vintage perfection. Thank you, Rye, not only for inspiring such a gorgeous dress, but for continuing to inspire all of us!