Monday 25 September 2017

Actress becomes New York Fashion Week’s first model with Down syndrome

Actress Jamie Brewer as she takes to the runaway (Getty Images)
Actress Jamie Brewer as she takes to the runaway (Getty Images)
American Horror Story star Jamie Brewer (Getty Images)
Brewer poses backstage during New York Fashion Week (Getty Images)
Jamie Brewer backstage getting ready for the Carrie Hammer’s show (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)
Carrie Hammer, the designer of the collection, with model and actress Jamie Brewer (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)

David Kearns

Actress Jamie Brewer has become the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

The 30-year-old made history when she strutted down the catwalk in designer Carrie Hammer’s show on Thursday.

Miss Brewer shot to prominence in the US for her role in the hit horror anthology series American Horror Story.

She made her television debut in the show’s first series and subsequently played different characters in two further series of the programme.

Miss Brewer walked in Miss Hammer's fashion show wearing a bespoke ensemble which was inspired by her roles on the popular horror series.

Ahead of the event, she told US outlet Today that she hoped: “Young girls and even young women… [see me] and say ‘Hey, if she can do it so can I’.

Jamie Brewer backstage getting ready for the Carrie Hammer’s show (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)
Jamie Brewer backstage getting ready for the Carrie Hammer’s show (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)

“It’s a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are,” she said.

Miss Brewer walked in Miss Hammer's fashion show as a part of the designer's Role Models Not Runway Models campaign, which she first began after being asked to show her collection at New York Fashion Week last year.

The actress was asked to walk in the show for Carrie Hammer as a part of the designer's Role Models Not Runway Models campaign - which uses real everyday women to showcase her clothing line.

Carrie Hammer, the designer of the collection, with model and actress Jamie Brewer (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)
Carrie Hammer, the designer of the collection, with model and actress Jamie Brewer (Twitter @MsJamieBrewer)

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