'Duck Dynasty' star makes modeling debut at New York Fashion Week

The Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' watch Sadie Robertson walk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 9, 2013 in New York City.

Story highlights

  • Sadie Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" walked in her first show
  • Her family came out to support her at New York Fashion Week

Look here, it's Jep, Si and Willie Robertson at New York Fashion Week!

Which begs the question: Why were the Duck Dynasty stars mingling with models backstage at the Evening by Sherri Hill fashion show?

Members of the Robertson clan were in town to watch Willie's 16-year-old daughter Sadie make her runway debut at designer Sherri Hill's Spring 2014 presentation on Monday. Willie, wife Korie, and their three other children — John Luke, Will, and Bella — sat in the front row alongside Si, Willie's brother Jep and his wife Jessica to watch Sadie strut down the catwalk.

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Before the show, the aspiring model admitted to E! News that she was "a little nervous, but more excited than anything."

"I've done small [fashion-related] things in Louisiana, but this is New York Fashion Week," she said. "This is a whole new ball game!"

Robertson modeled a black-and-white gown with a sequin and mesh bodice and polka dot-print skirt, which had been pre-approved by her father. "They have to make it once by me to make sure I give 'em the thumbs-up," Willie said of playing the fashion police.

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This isn't the first time designer Sherri Hill has hired celebrity offspring to drum up buzz for her line. In 2012, Kim Kardashian caused a media pile-up when she attended Hill's Spring show to watch stepsister Kendall Jenner hit the catwalk. Kathie Lee Gifford showed up to support daughter Cassidy Gifford at Hill's 2011 show.

Sadie's great-uncle Si told E! that the event was his first fashion show. "And it'll probably be the last," he quipped.

See the original story at EW.com.