Madeline Stuart: Getting Under Fashion’s Skin

Madeline Stuart (Photograph: Supplied)

The fashion industry has a diversity problem – 78.2% of models in the most recent spring/ summer international brand campaigns were white, 98.6% were under a size 12 and not one model of the 422 was transgender.

There is, however, a wave of influential trailblazers who are becoming known as much for their modelling as their campaigns to widen representation in fashion, including Madeline Stuart, Australia’s own supermodel with Down syndrome.

Madeline is the first professional adult model with Down Syndrome and made headlines last year when she walked in New York Fashion Week.

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