Friday 22 September 2017

Model with Down Syndrome challenges society's perceptions by starring in stunning bridal shoot

Model Madeleine Stuart. PIC: Sarah Houston
Model Madeleine Stuart. PIC: Sarah Houston
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Model Madeleine Stuart is challenging society's perception of people with disabilities by starring in a stunning bridal shoot.

The 18 year old Aussie, who has Down Syndrome, previously strutted the catwalk At New YorK Fashion Week and has fronted two fashion campaigns.

Her latest shoot sees her modelling an array of beautiful wedding gowns designed by Ava Laurenne Bridal.

The shoot was commissioned by wedding venue Rixey Manor in Virginia in the US and was shot by photographer Sarah Houston.

Isadora Martin-Dye, the venue owner told The Independent, “A lot of newly engaged women cannot see themselves as a bride because all the images magazines use are of these tall, thin models.

"I think that being a bride is a life experience that every women should be able to see herself doing - and definitely not stressing about the fact that they wont look 'perfect' on their wedding day. It's all about showing what's really normal right?”

Madeleine walked the FTL Moda catwalk during New York Fashion Week.  American Horror Story Actress Jamie Brewer (30) had paved the way before her by walking for Carrie Hammer in her a/w 2015 Role Models Not Runway Models show.

Madeleine shared several of the bridal shoot shots on her Instagram page which has almost 120,000 followers.

Xx my last photo shoot

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