When we think of New York Fashion Week, we tend to think of rail-thin runway models, celebs galore, Vogue editor Anna Wintour holding court, and loads of haute couture. But this year it was about something more ... at least at designer Carrie Hammer's show, where clinical psychologist Dr. Danielle Sheypuk made history by becoming the first model in a wheelchair to hit a New York Fashion Week runway.
Hammer told HuffPost of her decision to involve Sheypuk: "I made the decision to cast 'role models not runway models.' It is so important to me that women have positive body image and are empowered in work and their life." And she decided to practice what she preaches by bringing Sheypuk, who has used a wheelchair since age 2, on board!