1 narrow platform; "models displayed clothes on a catwalk at the fashion show"
2 narrow pathway high in the air (as above a stage or between parts of a building or along a bridge)
nautical: elevated enclosed passage providing access fore and aft from the bridge
- German: Laufsteg
Catwalk describes a narrow, usually elevated platform used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show. The term probably derived from catwalks that connect adjacent buildings. The term may also be derived from a more literal meaning, as models on the catwalk often use a walk which is exactly like that of a cat, placing one foot directly in front of the other to produce an alluring swagger in which the hips take on a more exaggerated movement. In fashion jargon, "what's on the catwalk" or similar phrasing can refer to whatever is new and popular in fashion. A catwalk is also known as a runway, especially when it is not elevated. This form has been used in such instances as the title of the television series Project Runway.
catwalk in Spanish: Catwalk
catwalk in Persian: گربهرو
catwalk in French: Podium (mode)
catwalk in Dutch: Catwalk
catwalk in Finnish: Catwalk
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