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Edited by on July 19 2011 at 8:13 AM

Express, that mall staple with no real distinction other than its nimble name, is attempting to distinguish itself by breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people walking a catwalk.

Express Not Going for 2nd Best

The current catwalk record was set in 2010 by Paris’ Galeries Lafayette¬†when 521 people strutted their stuff. But Express is determined to best them with their holiday 2011 fashion show in Times Square Saturday night.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Express will open their runway to the general public while an official from Guinness officiates. So if you’re in Midtown Saturday and you don’t mind sharing the fashion spotlight with commoners, you can be part of history.

I, for one, can never turn down a catwalk and while I have an emergency pair of stilettos in my purse at all times, I can’t really justify being in, around or near Times Square on a weekend.

Not to mention, I’d inevitably have to be removed after verbally assaulting any and every one who didn’t properly bring it to the runway. [WWD]

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Story by Lester Brathwaite

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