Illegal immigrants take to the fashion catwalk

19th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 January 2007, BARCELONA — A group of eight illegal immigrants from Senegal took part in the Barcelona Fashion Week with a kayak as a prop.

19 January 2007

BARCELONA — A group of eight illegal immigrants from Senegal took part in the Barcelona Fashion Week with a kayak as a prop.

Spanish designer Antonio Miro presented his fall-winter 2008 collection at the show using the unusual models.

Last year, Miro usedinmates from a Barcelona jail to model his creations.

"All I can give them is this," Miro said, referring to the illegal immigrants, who he said were "happy to have a photo taken with (Samuel) Eto'o," a Cameroonian soccer star who was at the show.

The designer thanked the soccer star, who plays for the Barcelona club, "for coming to the show" because he showed he was willing to help the less fortunate.

Miro said recently arrived immigrants faced a tough time in Spain, and he decided to stage the show with people referred to him by an immigrant aid group.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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