New York, NY (CNS) – Tim Gunn is helping a very special group of women “make it work.” He’s hosting the Addressing Psoriasis Fashion Show in New York City, which recognizes people with moderate to severe forms of psoriasis who have not allowed the condition to keep them from rocking their personal style. Now, they get to walk down the runway with the “Project Runway” host in custom-designed outfits.
The eight women, voted on by the public as well as people with psoriasis, were voted the most inspirational stories of overcoming the challenge of the disease. League City, Texas resident Cynthia McGowen was voted as having the most inspirational story on AddressPsoriasis.com.
“Walking the runway in the Addressing Psoriasis (TM) Fashion Show has been so exciting. I am thrilled my story was voted as the most inspirational,” said Cynthia McGowen. “Once I learned more about my condition and how to manage it with the help of my dermatologist, I was able to see style as less of a challenge and more of a fun way to present myself to the world. I hope that others who live with this condition are able to take back their style too.”
The women will walk the runway in custom-designed outfits by up-and-coming designers from the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Addressing Psoriasis not only raises awareness for the disease but also inspires confidence in people who may find themselves challenged in their everyday style.
“Participating in the Addressing Psoriasis(TM) campaign and meeting these eight special people has been an honor,” said Gunn. “They are an inspiration to the psoriasis community because they have proven that psoriasis does not need to stand in the way of personal style. I congratulate them all on their efforts to overcome the style challenges that this chronic medical condition can present.”