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Real People do the Catwalk

ICA, October 2009

Written by Creative-Idle

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(Photograph by Natasha Caruana)

Last night I was delighted to be invited to the ICA for an emphatic catwalk show with a difference. The event was organised by former designer Elaine Foster-Gandey; director of Designer Sales UK.

Elaine developed Real People do the Catwalk after hosting a fashion show which included both dancers and models on stage. "I asked my customers about it and they said they related to the dancers and not the models".

Spurred by this Elaine set about putting together a pioneering show to further the arguement that replacing super-thin models with people who reflect society could lead to increased sales for the fashion industry.

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The show opened in silence with the models resembling extras from read more

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