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With the upcoming #OscarsSoWhite, it seems as though we sometimes forget that showcasing black people in all sorts of prominent positions, not just meaty movie roles, is an issue the community constantly faces — especially when it comes to the world of modelling.

That’s why Zac Posen’s latest move, casting almost 100 per cent black models, is one for the books.

The mood boards for #ZacPosen #FW16 #NYFW @cfda @nyfw

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Although there have been definite positive changes in the industry overall (as showcased during New York Fashion Week) it was Posen’s show that took the cake when 25 beautiful black ladies walked the runway. And they did it with aplomb, featuring a collection with sleek lines, plenty of florals, and layers, making us excited for the upcoming looks as inspired by Ugandan lawyer Princess Elizabeth of Toro.

“We live in a diverse world and it is essential it is represented in the fashion industry — it has always been critical to me, as well as a key component of my collections — whether it’s shapes, sizes or skin color — as my customers are global and part of all diverse groups,” Posen told Harper’s Bazaar.

We’d say the statement was heard. And if some of the audience members were as impressed as we are, we’d wager the likes of Lucy Liu, Amy Schumer, Katie Holmes and Jennifer Hudson will be sporting some of these looks come fall.

Want to see the show? Check out all of the beautiful models (and clothes) in the gallery below: