'Rocking My Extra Chromosome': Models with Down syndrome to hit the runway in Memphis

People with Down syndrome have the opportunity to walk the "Rocking My Extra Chromosome Fashion Show." The show began in Los Angeles and is coming to Memphis. (Photo: Raven Wiseman)

People with Down syndrome have the opportunity to walk the "Rocking My Extra Chromosome Fashion Show." The show began in Los Angeles and is coming to Memphis. (Photo: Raven Wiseman)

People with Down syndrome will have a chance to strut their stuff on a Memphis runway this summer.

The "Rocking My Extra Chromosome Fashion Show" aims to put a spotlight on people with Down syndrome. (People with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, hence the name of the show.)

The July 21 fashion show will feature models with Down syndrome showcasing local boutique wear from Mini Mirrors Boutique, ABC of Fashion, M. Dandridge Collection and more. Makeup will be done by the Institute of Make Up Arts in Bartlett . . .

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