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Estonian model Harleth Kuusik during the Michael Kors show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Apparently, having hair looking lived-in is the ‘in’ thing. Photo: EPA
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Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down Syndrome, stomps the runway at New York Fashion Week

Sashay, Shantay! 'American Horror Story' actress Jamie Brewer made a triumphant debut as the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week on Feb 12. Brewer wore a stunning black dress by Carrie Hammer as part of the designer’s 'Role Models Not Runway Models' show. Brewer said: "Young girls and women see me and say ‘Hey, if she can do it, so can I’. It’s a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to encourage them in being who they are.” The #RoleModelsNotRunwayModels campaign was launched in 2014, and Hammer's shows feature a diverse range of women including researchers of cutting-edge projects. Last year, Hammer invited Danielle Sheypuk to be a model and she became the first woman in a wheelchair to feature at Fashion Week.

Seeling Tan, 42, Artist

Tan is an artist and art educator for special needs children. She sees her art lessons as being social meeting points where her students can interact with each other. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

Nurul Izzah, 15, student.

Nurul has been tap dancing since she was nine. She also plays the djembe and is learning aikido - SAMUEL ONG/The Star

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