Written by Dominic Rech | CNN | Published 28th August 2019
A 9-year-old double amputee from Birmingham, UK, is set to appear at New York Fashion Week. Daisy-May Demetre was born with fibular hemimelia, where part or all of the fibular bone in the leg is missing. It meant she required a double amputation when she was just 18 months old. Daisy-May received prosthetic legs and used them to help her walk and move.
Now, she’s strutting her stuff down catwalks. She was chosen to appear for Lulu et Gigi Couture, having previously represented them at London Kids’ Fashion Week. Lulu et Gigi was founded by designer Eni Hegedus-Buiron five years ago and specializes in French-inspired clothing for children.
“We believe that beauty comes first; from within, and our garments are made to enhance each child’s uniqueness. (…) Inclusion and diversity are fostered, celebrated and encouraged,” the company says on its website.
Daisy-May’s father, Alex Demetre, says he has always encouraged her to follow her dreams.
Featured Photo Credit: Emma Wright/Lulu et Gigi