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Jamie Brewer: First woman with Down syndrome on catwalk

Jamie Brewer makes headlines as the first woman with Down syndrome on the catwalk at New York fashion week

Ahram Online , Tuesday 17 Feb 2015
Photo: AFP
Brewer in Carrie Hammer (AFP)
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“It’s amazing, it’s really neat. Many women have many sides to their personality, this dress fits…mine. I am honored to be in it."

These were the words of American actress Jamie Brewer after she was asked what she felt when she heard the huge applause as she made her appearance.

photo: Reuters
Brewer {Reuters)

Brewer made headlines yesterday after becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to sashay down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

This comes within a campaign entitled 'Role model not Runway models' that aim to show women outside the mainstream stereotype, emphasise the different aspects of beauty and focus on the designs rather than the women's bodies.

Brewer dazzled in an A-line Carrie Hammer piece.

Brewer Twitter account
Brewer on her Twitter account: getting ready

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