It's been a year of peaks and valleys for diversity in fashion (and pretty much everything else, too).
Inclusivity rose at New York Fashion Week, but an alarming number of magazines failed to use a single model of color on covers the whole year. Ashley Graham starred on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, but some designers flat out refused to send clothing for her groundbreaking cover of British Vogue.
So now more than ever, it feels necessary to take a look back at the beautiful, inspired, forward-thinking campaigns and imagery that did show up in our social media feeds, on YouTube and across the internet this year.
See 27 of our favourites below.
1. Actress/model Hari Nef for Mansur Gavriel
2. Iris Apfel for Aigner
3. Ashley Graham, Nicola Griffin and Philomena Kwao for Swimsuitsforall
These ads, which notably included a 56-year-old in a bikini, ran in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Swimsuitsforall was also responsible for running the issue's first-ever plus-size ad in 2015.
4. Candice Huffine for Violeta by Mango
Huffine has worked with Mango and its "full figure" line for quite some time, including this bikini shoot in April.
5. Brandon Maxwell's stunning debut campaign
6. Candice Huffine, Cora Emmanuel, Alek Wek, Ashley Graham and Toni Garrn for Lindex
The ad, released in September, marked the brand's merging of its plus-size offerings into the rest of its products.
7. Tracey "Africa" Norman for Clairol
Despite starring on Clairol's "hottest-selling box" in the 1970s, Norman's modeling career was halted in the '80s when she was outed as transgender. She made her triumphant return to modeling in August as the face of Nice N' Easy's "Color as Real as You Are" campaign.
8. Candice Huffine for RACHEL Rachel Roy Curve
Rachel Roy's first curve line debuted in February. "A big part of developing this line was about listening," she said. "Listening to the marketplace, listening to what was going on in culture, and listening to the women who have been asking us to do this for years."
9. Veronica Webb for Sophie Theallet
In 1992, Webb became the first black model to land a major beauty campaign. Now 51, she posed for Sophie Theallet in February.
10. Barbie Ferreira for Aerie
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