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

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

5:34 PM on 16th 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