Independent: New York Fashion Week 2018: Model with Down’s syndrome walks the runway

‘I wanted to show the world that there are no barriers’


A young model with Down’s syndrome has fulfilled her childhood dream of modelling at New York Fashion Week.
Marian Avila, 21, walked the runway on Saturday in the Talisha White show, donning a series of opulent evening gowns while her parents and siblings watched on in the audience.
The progressive catwalk featured models of all ages, including Tae McKenzie, who uses a wheelchair.