Supermodel with Downs Syndrome returns to New York Fashion Week

Model Madeline Stuart has returned the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

The 19-year-old made global headlines when she became only the second model with Down’s syndrome to walk at NYFW in history.maddy

Since then, she has gone from strength to strength and has become a fixture in the fashion scene.

Madeline, from Brisbane, Australia, once again walked at the prestigious event, this time for US label House of Byfield at the Art Hearts Fashion show.


For her second walk she wore a blue and yellow design by Rutu Bhonslé.

The event was flooded with celebs and fashion icons including Molly Kate Bernard, Brooke Dulien, Kelly Osbourne and Bonang Matheba.

But it was Madeline who took centre stage and after entertaining the crowd she took a place among the A-list cast on the front row to watch the rest of the show.

Madeline’s mother has said “it is time people realise Down’s syndrome can be sexy” Madeline, who has a heart condition, has spoken previously about the support her mum Rosanne has given her to realise her modelling dreams.

“It’s only what makes Maddy happy that’s important.”

Rosanne told Daily Mail Australia: “‘I think it is time people realised that people with Down’s syndrome can be sexy and beautiful.


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