Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:18 am

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Acid Attack victim Laxmi becomes a showstopper at IRW!

At UrbanAsian.com we love supporting non-profit organizations and as a media outlet it is our job to spread the word on certain issues and find solutions on how we can educate our readers and the society. Recently, a photo shoot had occurred with a few acid attack victims which caught global attention stating that no matter what or who you are – you are still beautiful. As we got this story we were excited to see that fashion shows were finally allowing victims of acid attacks to be part of the show. A Acid attack victim named Laxmi will finally walk the ramp at the third edition of India Runway Week (IRW) here Friday. Pretty cool, right?

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Laxmi, who has been selected for the prestigious International Women of Courage Award, will walk as a showstopper on the first day for designer Dolly J.

The three-day fashion trade event, organised by Indian Federation For Fashion Development, is a platform created for budding designers. It will be held at Ocean Pearl, Chhattarpur, here.

Bollywood actors Randeep Hood and Ameesha Patel will be joined by “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” host and actor Manish Paul on stage when they will walk for designer Kirti Rathore on the same day.

The fashion extravaganza will feature 32 designers, who will present their Winter/Festive collection.

“I am so excited to see young and experienced designers showcasing their splendid collections in IRW,” Kiran Kheva, fashion director, India Runway Week, said in a statement.

Avinash Pathania, director, Indian Federation for Fashion Development, said that they are providing the platform to “budding as well as established designers of tomorrow to showcase their talents”.

Acid victims, models, actors are all equal and for the committee and the fashion designer to take this decision is a great deal as it will allow others to know that no matter what you are and who you are – everyone is equal as far as beauty goes.

What do you think, did IRW make a good move? Drop us a line and let us know what you think.