Delaware County 2-Year-Old Walks In New York Fashion Week

Saturday, September 18th 2021, 7:24 pm
By: Ashlyn Brothers

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A two-year-old from Delaware County is home after walking in New York Fashion Week. News On 6's Ashlyn Brothers caught up with Aria Duffield after her big debut.

Now, many little girls love to play dress up, but Aria Duffield doesn't just dabble in tutus and glitter.

You could say her path is a little different than most 2-year-olds. Duffield's headed down the runway.

Mom, Shantel Duffield, said last week Aria took the stage for New York Fashion Week at the Gotham Hall in NYC.

"This was huge because I don't come from a rich family, or you know somebody that's way up there," said Duffield.

We're told Aria wore Charjean Couture at 'Prestige' New York Fashion Week. It is Charjean couture. The designer had to take every measurement imaginable to make sure that it fit Aria just right.

Duffield said her daughter got the gig through Facebook. She told us about 400 girls were considered and Aria was one of about 20 who were chosen.

"I can't stop smiling. I can't stop smiling," said Duffield.

Duffield believes representation matters and is proud that her daughter can represent her Hispanic and Native American heritage.

"The fashion show lady had told me she chose Aria because Aria's look was different from everyone. Aria has an exotic look to her," said Duffield.

Aria also got to walk by Victoria Henley who was a contestant on America's Next Top Model in 2012. After walking the runway, the models went to go take pictures on the Red Carpet. Aria showed up for the picture but had other plans for the big day.

"This girl was back on the runway trying to walk back on the runway," said Duffield.

She will be back on the runway in December where Duffield said Aria will be featured in another fashion show at Disney World. Duffield said this is just the beginning for her daughter.

"Anyone, even from small town Eucha can be what they want to be," said Duffield