Indian beauty on the ramp: Acid attack survivor Reshma lights up New York runway

Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi was the picture of grace as she walked the ramp at the New York Fashion Week on September 8.

Reshma sashayed down the runway in a white figure-hugging Archana Kochhar gown.

Reshma sashayed down the runway in a white figure-hugging Archana Kochhar gown, an elegant updo and minimal makeup accessorising her look. (AFP)

Reshma suffered severe facial burns two years ago after being attacked with sulphuric acid.

Reshma, 19, suffered severe facial burns two years ago after being attacked with sulphuric acid by her estranged brother-in-law and two men. (AFP)

'No one else understands what an acid attack is except the survivors themselves': Reshma

'No one else understands what an acid attack is except the survivors themselves. I do not want this to happen to anyone else': Reshma
(Reuters)

The Indian model says she hopes her modelling stint will inspire other acid attack survivors.

The Indian model says she hopes her modelling stint will inspire other acid attack survivors and spur countries to regulate the sale of acids. (Reuters)

Reshma is the face of an online campaign for survivors of gender-based crimes.

Reshma is the face of an online campaign for survivors of gender-based crimes led by the group Make Love Not Scars. In pic: Reshma at an interview in New York's Manhattan on September 7. (Reuters)