Our very own Sinéad Burke becomes first little person to walk Met Gala carpet

Activist, writer, academic, influencer and broadcaster - Sinéad Burke.

Our very own Sinéad Burke becomes first little person to walk Met Gala carpet

Activist, writer, academic, influencer and broadcaster - Sinéad Burke.

She is well known for her TED talk 'Why design should include everyone' that she gave in New York three years ago where she spoke of the design world often inhibiting her ability to do her own thing and what it is like to navigate the world as a little person.

In May of 2018, she appeared alongside Kim Kardashian on the cover of The Business of Fashion.

Now, at 105 centimetres tall, she has only gone and become the first little person to attend the Met Gala.

Wearing a stunning black dress which sported blue bows down its front, she beamed on the Met's pink carpet.

In an interview with British Vogue she spoke of making history with her attendance at the prestigious annual fundraising gala.

"For as long as I can remember, attending the Met Gala has been a dream and an objective of mine. Growing up, I longed to witness someone like me on the livestream – because the Met Gala is a symbol of the fashion system, an institution within the fashion calendar and a global touchpoint for so many to be educated on the voices that we should listen to.

"As a disabled woman, I firmly believe in the phrase, “If you can see it, you can be it”."

Tonight marks the first time that a little person has attended the Met Gala. It is surreal, inspiring and humbling to be gracing the infamous red carpet.

Her fans took to Twitter to express their delight at her attendance and complimented her patience and creativity in "advocating for better, more beautiful inclusivity for years."

We are so proud of you, Sinéad. Lots of love, Ireland.

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