New York is filled with models, which doesn't really contribute to overcrowding, given their width. I think they had a lunch break or something, because a bit before noon they'd flooded H&M on Lower Broadway, as well as the street in front, portfolios in hand. While H&M might seem like slumming for a model, it's not as if they'd use that hour to chase down Mr. Softie. It's weird how, even in a crowd of mainly thin people, some of whom are quite tall, models nevertheless stand out. Part of it is that they look so androgynous, but it's also the extent to which they enjoy gazing into the mirror for minutes on end to see how they look in $3 H&M jewelry. This may have something to do with them being 14 and from huts in the former Yugoslavia or wherever it is today's models are plucked from, or it may be that, consistent with stereotype, they're often more than a bit dim.