First Model With Down Syndrome In New York Fashion Week

February 12, 2015

Actress Jamie Brewer, best known for her roles onAmerican Horror Story, will appear Thursday on a catwalk during New York Fashion Week.

Brewer will be the first model in the show with Down syndrome.



Brewer will wear clothing by designer Carrie Hammer as part of Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models” show, a project that invites inspiring women to showcase Hammer’s work.

“Jamie is an activist for intellectual disabilities, she is a writer and artist and amazing actress,” Hammer told about her decision to include Brewer.



Brewer will wear black because American Horror Story has such a dark, scary story line, Hammer told “Jamie has a beautiful body with a teeny waist and curves and we went with an A-line,” she said.

The show is taking place at Lightbox, a digital arts and events space in New York City.

Brewer tweeted images of herself getting ready Thursday morning:




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