An interview with model Melanie Gaydos (from Harper's Bazaar).
Melanie Gaydos was born with ectodermal dysplasia - the condition means her small bones, teeth and nails grew abnormally. She has become a powerful force in the fashion industry over the past few years, destroying the stereotypes that have been corner stones of the catwalks and editorial pages for decades.
Her unique appearance and her amazing personality have catapulted her to the top of the modelling leagues; shows in New York, Berlin and London have curated her place at the top table.
She is one of the most inspiring figures to arrive on the fashion scene in a long time - her refusal to let her condition ever affect her life and the outlook she has thereof is something we can all aspire to and should thrive towards.
"I truly do think that fashion is reimagining its ideals, but it’s only because people such as myself are actually making it happen." - Melanie Gaydos, TheIndependent.co.uk