Model Lauren Wasser, 28, lost the lower part of her right leg in 2012 after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS

Model Lauren Wasser, 28, lost the lower part of her

right leg in 2012 after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) while using a tampon, but she hasn’t let that stop her from modeling.

Last year she appeared in an activewear campaign for Nordstrom, which she called her “first real job back in the modeling game,” and just this weekend she made her New York Fashion Week debut walking the runway for Chromat.

)while using a tampon, but she hasn’t let that stop her from modeling.

Last year she appeared in an activewear campaign for Nordstrom, which she called her “first real job back in the modeling game,” and just this weekend she made her New York Fashion Week debut walking the runway for Chromat.

With all that going on, I’m going to confess that Wasser’s gold prosthetic leg managed to fly under my radar. Maybe I would have noticed if Wasser had been walking differently than all the other models, but she wasn’t. As far as I can remember, there was absolutely nothing unusual about her gait. She moved just like everyone else. She wasn’t a model with a prosthetic leg — not that day at that show, not to me. She was a model. Period.