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09th May 2019

Sinéad Burke’s Vogue article about her Met Gala moment is a must-read

Lorna Lawless

The journalist has opened up about her invitation to the Met Ball, and being the first ever little person in attendance at the iconic New York museum this week.

“For as long as I can remember, attending the Met Gala has been a dream and an objective of mine”

Just before she walked on the famous pink carpet,  she took a moment to reflect and wrote a piece for Vogue about this special moment for her.

Sinéad, who was born with achondroplasia, has been a worldwide influence when it comes to inclusivity in the fashion industry, and challenging traditional definitions of power.

“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 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”

Sinéad wore a stunning custom-made Gucci dress and had an unreal footstool to match the Met Gala furniture.

“When Gucci and I began thinking on what I could and would wear, we wanted this moment to be powerful and important”

“ There have been very few moments in pop culture where a women like me has had agency over her own aesthetic”

This fashionista is a force to be reckoned with and is making serious waves to starting a bigger conversation about inclusivity.

“We were careful that what I’m wearing was not a costume but a reflection of me as a person and a way in which I could communicate my advocacy to the world.”