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At New York fashion week, model with Down Syndrome will hit the catwalk

By WITW Staff on August 18, 2015

Madeline Stewart, an 18-year-old model with Down Syndrome, will strut down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week next month. Stewart will be representing FTL Moda, which made the announcement on its Facebook page. The designer, however, is not the only gig Stewart has on her plate. She also has a handbag collection with her name on it, designed by EverMaya. Stewart will be just the second model with Down Syndrome ever to appear on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. At the 2014 event, actress Jamie Brewer became the first modeling for designer Carrie Hammer.

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