First Ever Models With Disabilities Grace The Catwalk In New York Fashion Week

NY Fashion Week designers once again prove that their beautiful clothing is a reflection of their beautiful hearts by featuring disabled models in their show titled “Loving You.” Last week, American Horror Story actor Jamie Brewer walked the catwalk to become the first such model. Her message? “We’re role models, not just runway models.”

They made it all possible through their partnership with Fondazione Vertical, an Italian organization aimed at curing spinal cord injuries, and Models of Diversity, an organization in London that aims to make people see there is beauty in different body types, ages, and disabilities.

Models from around the world graced the catwalk.

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They did not let their disabilities get in their way of making a bold political and fashion statement.

Futuristic outfits reflect the futuristic views of NYFW.

Antonio Urzi, who designed some of Lady Gaga’s quirky outfits, featured some of his works.

The models stole the spotlight — not because of their wheelchairs or canes — but because of their beauty and elegance.

“I just want to show that having a disability doesn’t need to hold you back,” said Jack Eyers.

The models were from different parts of the world. One of them is Jack Eyers (pictured above) who is draped in body paint and clad in black pants. Eyers is a personal trainer from the UK and is also the first male amputee to walk the NYFW catwalk.

Organizers proved that the fashion week is indeed about arts and hearts.

Models with disabilities work the runway with experienced catwalk models.

FTL moda describes the “spin-off runway” as the “greatest finale” to the fashion week.