by MIKE CHAIKEN
“Made in Staten Island” star Karina Seabrook made her way down the runway at New York Summer Fashion Week June 22. And she brought her MTV video crew along with her.
Seabrook, 19, is granddaughter Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, the recently paroled underboss of the Gambino crime family. She is also the daughter of Karen Gravano, who appeared on the VH1 show “Mob Wives.”
“Made in Staten Island,” which has been on hiatus but apparently is rebooting, has earned its share of controversy– even being blasted by New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio. The mayor criticized the show fostering an enduring negative stereotype of Staten Island.
The show itself is about how the offspring of relatives with mob connections deal with their lives.
But controversy and relations were all set aside for fashion and style at the Metropolitan West on 46th St. in New York on a Saturday as Seabrook walked the runway for a handful of designers: Aude Swim, Fashion Frenzy ATL, Videmus Omnia, Jus10H, and Rene Dieu.
Throughout her appearances, Seabrook may have snagged the spotlight because of the video crew following her. But on the runway, she fit in squarely with the diverse group of models walking at NYSFE.
This is what guests at NYSFE saw:
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN