As New York Fashion Week kicks off, an inspiring woman and actress named Jamie Brewer has made history as the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway!
"Young girls and even young women...[see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I,'" Brewer, who is also an actress on 'American Horror Story,' told the 'Today Show.' "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."
Jamie on 'AHS' with co-stars Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe. (Photo Credit: FX)
Brewer's participation is part of designer Carrie Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" campaign, which she started at Fashion Week last year.
Hammer found Brewer when she asked Katie Driscoll, the co-founder of Changing the Face of Beauty, to suggest a role model for Driscoll's daughter Grace, who also has Down Syndrome.
Jamie gets ready for the runway. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
"I explained to her how important it is for my daughter to have role models like [Brewer] to see that [anything] is possible," Driscoll explained.
Though she didn't get too specific when discussing Brewer's runway look, Hammer did say it would be inspired by her 'AHS' character.
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"'American Horror Story' is dark, scary, bewitching so we had to go with black and Jamie has a beautiful body with a teeny waist and curves and we went with an A-line," Hammer told 'Today.'
Congrats on your Fashion Week debut, Jamie!
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