Small is beau­ti­ful: mod­els un­der 1.30 me­ters wow at Paris Fash­ion Week

The China Post - - ARTS -

Buck­ing the fash­ion show stereo­type of tall, wil­lowy mod­els, Paris Fash­ion Week was treated Fri­day to a pa­rade of women of re­stricted growth sashay­ing along the run­way to great public ap­plause.

The only cri­te­ria for be­com­ing one of the atyp­i­cal mod­els show­ing off the New York Cre­ative Busi­ness House’s tai­lor­made col­lec­tion, was that you had to be un­der 1.30 me­ters tall.

The in­no­va­tive show was co-cre­ated by the French “Don­nons- leur une chance” (Give them a chance) non-profit as­so­ci­a­tion and by Cre­ative Busi­ness House.

“The Dwarf Fash­ion Show,” as it’s been dubbed, was in its third edi­tion af­ter de­but­ing at last year’s Paris Fash­ion week and a show last win­ter in New York.

Asian fash­ion­istas will be able to en­joy the show next year when it is due to hit the Tokyo cat­walks.

“It’s to change peo­ple’s ideas of us, and be­cause I like fash­ion I wanted to be on the cat­walk,” French model Emma told AFP.

“And it could give de­sign­ers ideas of how to make clothes for us,” she added.


Mod­els pose for a selfie be­fore hit­ting the cat­walk at the French Min­istry of Cul­ture dur­ing the dwarf fash­ion show in Paris, Fri­day, Oct. 2.

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