He is only nine years old but he is already making history. Her name is Daisy-May Demetre and she has been selected by Lulu et Gigi Couture to get on the runway of the New York Fashion Week, thus becoming the first doubly amputated model to do so.
It was Eni Hegedus-Buiron, the founder of the brand, who chose it personally to dress her designs in New York after having seen her parade in London.
Daisy was born with fibular hemimelia, a condition in which one of the two bones of the lower leg is shorter than normal or absent. When this happens, surgeons can amputate part of the foot or leg so that the child can wear a prosthesis.
In Daisy's case, it affected both of her legs, which were amputated when she was only 18 months old. Something that has not diminished his desire for the British girl to be a model and pave the way for other people in your situation.
Daisy has two different pairs of prosthetic legs: some for basic needs and others for runners, such as those worn by professional athletes.
At his young age he has already worked for Nike, Boden and Matalan, as well as at London Fashion Week. On September 8, you can add the New York catwalks to your resume.
Meanwhile, we can get to know her a little more through her Instagram account, where she transmits an overwhelming energy and a personality full of light.
In recent times, fashion has opened to the body positive movement including in its campaigns and fashion shows whose bodies fall outside the standards imposed by the canon.
This is the case, for example of Primark with Kelly Knox, the model that He was born without an arm and decided not to use prostheses. Also in New York, the FTL Moda firm presented its Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection with a casting of models in which many paraded in Wheelchair, without an arm or with crutches.