Several designers featured in A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes challenge the “size zero” expectations of fashion modeling. In September 2017 Chromat, the label of Becca McCharen-Tran, a staunch defender of inclusive sizing, featured models with a wide range of body types wearing the spring/summer collection. A video of the fashion show is on view in the exhibition.
Andrew Shang of Women’s Wear Daily reported that the ready-to-wear debut featured clothing that “was as audacious and confident as ever. McCharen-Tran’s strength lies in apparel that molds the body and elevates the wearer’s mood in playful, unabashed ways. She showed plenty of swimwear, with styles ranging from corsets and thigh-high one-pieces to cutouts and near-bust-baring styles.”