Model born with "cat eye syndrome" is featured in breathtaking fashion photo shoot
29-year-old artist and model Caitin Stickels is making new splashes in the fashion world with a breathtaking editorial in V magazine. She collaborated with Nick Knight, one of the most renowned and influential photographers out there today, and it’s an especially unique project because Caitin has Cat Eye Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disease that causes facial deformities and a “cat-like” appearance of the eyes.
It’s so refreshing to see a beautiful woman like Caitin grace the pages of a high fashion magazine, considering the fact that nearly all the woman featured in magazines fit a conventional standard of beauty that doesn’t apply to the majority of people in our society. Caitin has always been interested in fashion, and doing this photo shoot with Nick Knight has fulfilled some of her greatest dreams.
Here are some of the pictures from the V Magazine spread.
The colors of the photo shoot are stunning, and Caitin simply takes our breath away. Just one look at these pictures and we’re convinced that she was born to be a high fashion model.
Caitin had the chance to write about her experience for the V Magazine profile. “I always admired [Nick Knight’s work] from afar and meanwhile tried to recreate my own expressions through fashion, photography, and art,” Caitin wrote. She says it was an absolute dream come true to work with Nick and the stylists. “I did expect to see something epic—and they went far and beyond what I could have imagined,” she said.
If you look at the rest of Caitin’s Instagram profile, it’s clear to see that she’s always been a fashion-forward woman, so it’s a treat to see her expression of art and fashion make it to the mainstream public. We hope we see a lot more of her in the future!