Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Entertainment

Breast cancer survivors proudly bare scars in charity fashion show

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 01:34

AnaOno, an intimates company specialized in underwear for women affected by breast cancer, shows for the first time at New York Fashion Week. Elly Park reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

It's a proud moment for Chiara D'Agostino. The 45-year-old has advanced breast cancer, and is baring it all on the runway for AnaOno, a lingerie brand specialized in underwear for women affected by the disease. SOUNDBITE: Chiara D'agistino, Italian Teacher Undergoing Treatment For Stage 4 Breast Cancer, saying (English) "I am tired of kind of feeling ashamed of having cancer or not having breasts as a woman. And it felt really powerful to stand up there showing my bare chest." AnaOno's founder Dana Donofree lost both her breasts after being diagnosed at the age of 27. SOUNDBITE: Dana Donofree, Designer and Founder of AnaOno, saying (English) "Right after I went through my reconstructive surgery I realized that I no longer fit traditional lingerie. So I wanted to start designing intimates that make us feel beautiful and sexy and sassy." This is especially true for the models, all breast cancer patients or survivors, walking in Donofree's debut show at New York Fashion Week. SOUNDBITE: Paige Moore, 24-year-old who underwent preventive double mastectomy, saying (English) "It felt awesome. It felt empowering, I felt sexy I felt beautiful, and I was proud. I was like these scars are sexy and awesome, and I am here I am alive and I feel good." The charity show hopes to raise awareness and funds against the disease that claims 40,000 lives in the United States each year.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Breast cancer survivors proudly bare scars in charity fashion show

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 01:34