Both intellectual development and the motor development of children with Down syndrome used to be cast aside as byproducts of the condition. Problems such as these only made understanding the development of children with Down syndrome more difficult.
Jirau Means Victoria’s Secret Is Evolving
Sofia Jirau represents a chance to change these misconceptions. Her modeling in such a high-profile way sheds a new light on both Down syndrome and the world’s beliefs about it. The Love Cloud collection features women described by Victoria’s Secret as from “a myriad of backgrounds.”
A wildland firefighter for the Nez Perce Tribe in Celilo Miles joins Jirau. Also included are fitness trainer Jailyn Matthews, Taylor Hill, Adut Akech, and Hailey Bieber. Featuring a model with Down syndrome is historical.
Love Cloud is a response to the retirement of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. They were once the most anticipated part of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Its once narrow image of sexy caused criticism for the lingerie brand. Creative director Raúl Martinez said in a statement that the campaign is “a major moment in the brand’s evolution.”