New York Fashion Week 2011: Women veterans trade combats for couture

Trading combats for couture, the women veterans who reported for duty at New York Fashion Week

4:12 PM on 17th September 2011

Fatigues to Fabulous: Sarah Franson served for seven years in the Navy and looked stunning as she modelled on the famous catwalks of the Lincoln Center

Fatigues to Fabulous: Sarah Franson served for seven years in the Navy and looked stunning as she modelled on the famous catwalks of the Lincoln Center

Not a helmet in sight: Veteran Jenn Crane has her hair and make-up done before the catwalk presentation. She helped model the new range of DKNY/F2F watches

Not a helmet in sight: Veteran Jenn Crane has her hair and make-up done before the catwalk presentation. She helped model the new range of DKNY/F2F watches

On duty: The women in their previous roles with the Armed Forces - their Fashion Week outfits a lot more glamorous than their military fatigues

On duty: The women in their previous roles with the Armed Forces – their Fashion Week outfits a lot more glamorous than their military fatigues

Sacrifices: Sarah Franson, second from left, looked visibly moved as she listened to another veteran sing at the show. F2F is about

Sacrifices: Sarah Franson, second from left, looked visibly moved as she listened to another veteran sing at the show. F2F is about “understanding women veterans” sacrifices”

Looking fabulous: The six veterans hope to draw attention to women in the Armed Forces by looking glamorous on stage at NYFW. Sarah Franson is second from left

Looking fabulous: The six veterans hope to draw attention to women in the Armed Forces by looking glamorous on stage at NYFW. Sarah Franson is second left