An 11-year-old Texas girl was able to fulfill her dream of walking in a fashion show when she took the stage at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.
New York-based designer Naeem Khan, whose fashions have been worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and Eva Longoria, debuted his fall/winter 2016 collection at the fashion show, but Trinity Moran was one of the most memorable features during his set.
Moran, who is battling a life-threatening cancer, partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Glam4Good to earn her spot among the professional models.
"A lot of people told me that I'm really pretty and that I should be a model sometime, so I decided to make it my wish," Trinity told Teen Vogue.
She wore a custom red dress that was made in less than 24 hours as she strutted down the runway.
"We (were) in the throngs of making all these dresses, so when she came in, we decided it was perfect," Khan said. "It (had) to be part of the collection, it (had) to be the same fabrics that we (were) using in the collection, so we just made it happen."
Moran's family watched from the front row as she walked the runway, and she sat beside them to watch the rest of the show.
"It's very rare for a designer to say yes to actually let a girl get up and walk the runway, (but) Naeem was so open-hearted. He didn't even blink," said Mary Alice Stephenson, who styled the show. "Pretty clothes come and go, but the prettiest thing is making a difference in someone’s life.
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