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Ellen von Unwerth returns to modelling roots at PFW

Ellen von Unwerth returns to modelling roots at PFW

Ellen von Unwerth was honoured to walk in the Manish Arora Paris Fashion Week show.

Ellen may be known as one of fashion’s favourite photographers, but before she stepped behind the lens the German star was a working model.

On Thursday (03March16) Ellen went back to her roots at the Manish Arora show, and despite feeling nervous, she loved every minute of strutting her stuff.

“I am friends with Manish Arora and I absolutely love his creations and his creative vision. When he asked me to walk in his show, I was very honoured and said yes immediately!” she exclaimed to

“I was a bit nervous at first, but the moment I entered the room, I saw so many faces of friends and people I recognised. Everybody seemed to be smiling, so I just enjoyed the moment walking through the different rooms of that amazing location, swinging my skirt to the great music - and almost went down the circling runway a second time by accident.”

But talented Ellen wasn’t just a Manish model; she also photographed the other girls backstage. Models including Hannelore Knuts and Chantal Thomass were among the beauties also walking for the Indian fashion house, and were snapped by Ellen before they stepped on to the catwalk.

“It was a great experience to be both model and photographer at the same time, and I also had fun discussing our outfits and moves with Chantal Thomass and Sophie Calle, who modelled in the show as well,” Ellen smiled, adding she may well take to the catwalk again. “If a designer who I admire and love were to ask me, I would definitely say yes!”

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