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.

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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 Today.com about her decision to include Brewer.

 

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Brewer will wear black because American Horror Story has such a dark, scary story line, Hammer told Today.com. “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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via – USA

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