Modeling First: Mile-Long Runway

Copenhagen Fashion Week catwalk will break record
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2010 11:57 AM CDT
A model wears a creation by Danish designer Ruetzou during a fashion show at Copenhagen City Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week.   (AP Photo/Carsten Snejbjerg, POLFOTO)

(Newser) – Models at Copenhagen’s Fashion Week will get a serious workout while doing their job: The record-breaking runway is one mile long. Helena Christensen will cut the ribbon Aug. 14 and 220 models will walk its length, Vogue reports. The “World’s Greatest Catwalk,” as it’s being called, should unseat the current Guinness Record holder, Thailand’s Pattaya International Fashion Week, which boasted a runway just 50 feet shorter.

“A giant mile-long fashion show sounds spectacular, but how are they planning on taking care of the models?” wonders Amy Odell in New York. “Will rest stations hand out energy bars? Will people run alongside them, like at the Tour de France, and throw Gatorade at them?”

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