On October 9th, two former Ms. Wheelchair Texas contestants will join other models on the runway during Houston’s Fashion Week. Deborah Grayson Carpenter and Meena Outlaw both competed in the Ms. Wheelchair Texas pageant and were also both selected to participate in this year’s couture show.
The Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation said in a statement it was “grateful to see glass ceilings being broken at this year’s events”.
“To have two of the Ms. Wheelchair Texas ambassadors represent our organization is a testament to our mission to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers to help us continue to educate Texans on disability issues.” Board of Directors member Bryan Evans said.
At this year’s show, the Bayou City Fashion Institute will celebrate women living with a disability while spotlighting local fashion professionals on the runway. Carpenter and Outlaw will join other models in showing off the latest in women’s haute couture.
“We are able to better celebrate the pleasure and diverseness of beauty in many forms,” Evans also said about the inclusion of two wheelchair models.
Houston Fashion Week begins on October 2nd and culminates on October 12th with a Ready to Wear Fashion Show. The Haute Couture Fashion Show is on Thursday, October 9th at the J.W. Marriott.