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In fashion first, model with Down’s syndrome walks the ramp in New York
Posted by :Team Aman newsPosted date : February 14, 2015In FashionComments Off on In fashion first, model with Down’s syndrome walks the ramp in New York
Jamie Brewer catwalks at the New York Fashion Week 2015. PHOTO: AFP
An American television actor who suffers from Down’s syndrome made history as she walked downs the ramp on the New York Fashion Week, the Telegraph reported.
Jamie Brewer, who features in the American Horror Story as a witch, sashayed down the ramp in black A-line Carrie Hammer dress as part of the designers “Role Model Not Runway Models” campaign.
The campaign was started in 2014 because Hammer wanted models that depicted her clothing style- not their body types. Besides Jamie, the designer also called upon some of her friends and customers to wear her clothes in the event which included a transgender woman, a race car driver, a veteran and government workers.
This is not the first time such a fashion walk has been held. Last year, a doctor and sex therapist Danielle Sheypuk took to the runway in her wheelchair.
“It’s amazing, it’s really neat. Many women have many sides to their personality, this dress fits…mine,” she says. “I am honored to be in it,” when she was asked questions about her big day.
Make-Up Time by @NYIBeauty for @carriehammer #RoleModelsNotRunwayModels #FashionShow #NYFashionWeek pic.twitter.com/GwU1lFbw1U
— Jamie Brewer (@MsJamieBrewer) February 12, 2015
Brewer is also an active member of the Down’s Syndrome community. Her contributions include the removal of the word “retard” in the state of Texas legislation; they now use “Intellectual Developmental Disability”.
Hair Time Now by @NYIBeauty @carriehammer #RoleModelsNotRunwayModels #NYFashionWeek pic.twitter.com/cvigZMG97S