Jamie Brewer Is New York Fashion Week's First Model With Down Syndrome

"Role models not runway models" is one designer's motto.

ByABC News
February 12, 2015, 12:52 PM

— -- New York Fashion Week is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to designer duds.

But today the celebrated -- and celebratory -- event will push the envelope with the models who wear the styles.

Actress Jamie Brewer, best known for her work on "American Horror Story," is the first model with Down syndrome to take on the catwalk during today's Carrie Hammer show.

Hammer's not shy about featuring models of differing abilities in her shows. Her February 2014 show featured the first model in a wheelchair and her September 2014 show featured Karen Crespo, a quadruple amputee.

Hammer, who designs "custom dresses and apparel for the modern woman," chooses her models with theme "Role Models, Not Runway Models." The majority of clothes in her collection range from $200 to $500.

Brewer today posted photos of the behind-the-scenes hair and makeup prep: