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Disabled models take to the catwalk for landmark Tehran fashion show

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Disabled models take to the catwalk for landmark Tehran fashion show

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The Iranian capital hosted its first-ever disabled fashion show this month, giving dozens of models with a wide range of conditions the chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk.

Fifty models with 15 different disabilities took part in the show, where they donned clothes designed to meet their specific needs.

Model Mehri Zakeri explained that being in a wheelchair makes shopping for clothes a difficult experience.

But after signing up for the show she managed to find a perfect outfit.

“I had a lot of designs, out of which 50 designs were sewn up.” Mahboubeh Rahimia, founder of Mahub Tehran brand, told Euronews.

Rahimian said people with disabilities often struggle to find comfortable or durable clothing.

But, she said, in the range showcased on the catwalk this month every outfit was designed according to individual disabilities and for all ages and genders.

She now dreams of one day taking her designs and models to Paris and London.

Photos by Sahar Nojoumian