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The word model is a tricky one. As a verb, it means to display or to shape. But as a noun, it’s either a thing (a person, perhaps) or something to follow. So, when we see models on the runway and in magazines, it’s sometimes hard to figure out which way we’re supposed to take the term. Are these men and women just showing us things, displaying in the verb sense, or are they a standard that we are meant to follow? The conversation, as you may imagine, is quite muddled. But Tenbo out of Japan wants to change your mind about how you view conventions, and the brand did this by sending women with disabilities down the runway (similar to the runways at New York Fashion Week). There was a gold medal-winning blind Paralympic athlete, a Paralympic snowboarder and many more reasons to suckle at the teat of progress. Here are some of the most glamorous looks from the Tenbo show at Tokyo Fashion Week: