Ramona Singer's 2010 Runway Walk Is Still Fashion Week's Most Memorable Moment

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Who are your all-time favorite models? Naomi? Linda? Christy? Perhaps a newer face, like Taylor Hill or Adwoah Aboah or one of the Hadids? No, sorry. That’s incorrect.

Your favorite model is Real Housewife of New York Ramona Singer, circa 2010, the year she scooted her pinstripe-swaddled body down the runway of fellow cast member Alex McCord’s Brooklyn Fashion Week (close enough!) show. Her bulging, smoky eyes, with the extreme focus of Matilda’s before she figured out how to do telekinesis, have lived on in my dreams; her arms and hips swing dangerously from side to side as though trying to wiggle out of her dress without touching it. It was far and away the best runway walk that anyone has ever delivered.

“When Ramona walked out, she looked like an alien had invaded her body,” former cast member and rude but accurate observer Jill Zarin said in an interview. “She looked like an idiot!”


An idiot who I will love forever. Happy NYFW, folks.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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