Jamie Brewer became the first woman with down syndrome to strut the runway.
Part of fashion designer Carrie Hammer’s project “Role Models Not Runway Models,” the actress rocked New York Fashion Week, dazzling the audience with her confidence and enthusiasm. Hammer’s project aims to show off the type of women who wear her clothing (successful professionals at the top of their game) as well as the clothing itself. None of her models have walked the runway before, but all are influential, talented women.
To mimic Jamie’s role as a witch during the third season of “American Horror Story,” Carrie chose a black A-line dress for her that accentuated her slim waist.
Jamie began studying theatre in 1999, and is best known for her roles on the TV show “American Horror Story.” She’s involved in several nonprofits, and is very active in the ARC, first serving as the (youngest ever!) president of the local chapter in Fort Bend, and then as part of the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas.
As for her strut down the runway, Jamie says, “It changes yourself, and it also changes the world.” She truly is an inspiration for all women out there.
Watch the video to see more. (She’s positively glowing, isn’t she?!)Whizzco