A catwalk show with real people instead of models – and it was beautiful

Four-day-old James is carried along the catwalk to meet the world for the first time.
Ninety-nine-year-old Mickie, who drove army trucks during World War Two, makes her way up the runway with a stick.
Stefan, the bearded The Big Issue seller from Manchester Victoria station, slowly twirls and waves as he goes.
Helen, who’s had cancer and a drink problem, pauses at the end, tilting her head to look to the sky.
This is no ordinary catwalk, and these aren’t ordinary models.
They’re real people who are walking a catwalk in the middle of Manchester to create a live “self-portrait of the city” – an idea dreamed up by artist Jeremy Deller.

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