Supermodel Ashley Graham has been breaking stereotypes on what models are supposed to look like for years now. From being the first so-called “curvy model” to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition to not being shy about sharing pictures of her cellulite, she has inspired many women to embrace their bodies what matter what their shape or style.
Posing in swimwear and showing off skin can be a daunting task for anyone — and for Ashley, a popular body positivity blogger, that’s no exception. The social media star had the opportunity to be photographed in swimwear designed by her “ultimate body positivity figure,” Ashley Graham, but when she saw the photos for the first time all she could do was cry. “I didn’t have any positive thoughts about myself,” she wrote in a soul-baring blog post.
Strapless bras are notoriously troublesome — They pinch. They sag. They fall. And they frustrate — but Ashley Graham has a simple solution: Size down!
This year’s Rei Kawakubo-themed Met Gala has proved to be one of the most fashion-forward in its nearly 70-year history.
The first Monday in May is just around the corner, and while we’re still counting down the minutes until we see our favorite faces having full-on fashion moments at the Met Gala, a few events leading up to the big day also draw a super stylish crowd. For example, Saturday night Vogue hosted a Midsummer Night’s Dream garden party at NYC’s 6BC Botanical Garden, and the attendees—a mix of It models and other fresh faces—all dressed in their interpretations of the fete’s theme. Scroll through to see some ladies you may recognize from your favorite magazines and major runways, plus a few new ones to watch.
We chatted with Ashley Graham's hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, to find out exactly how to get messy, effortless waves at home. Click here for all the hairstyling tips and tricks.
Coach Rob wants to be the male version of Ashley Graham. "That’s my goal. That’s how successful I want to be."
Simone Rocha made headlines at London Fashion Week over the weekend, and not just for her AW17 preview. The designer sent a diverse group of models down the runway, including 73-year-old Benedetta Barzini and 70-year-old Jan de Villeneuve. Thankfully, this isn’t the only instance of out-of-the-norm models repping a brand down the catwalk. Diversity is becoming an increasingly common theme in the fashion world.
Sports Illustrated‘s party to celebrate their 2017 swimsuit issue saw a whole host of famous faces turn out in their very best. Kate Upton, who stars on the front of three rather racy covers, was joined by the magazine’s previous cover stars including Christie Brinkley who stunned in a vibrant red jumpsuit. Meanwhile, Ashley Graham showed off her style credentials once again in a skintight snakeskin dress while Chrissy Teigen covered up in a wrap-like design. Twitter points out the lack of swimsuits in Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated covers, and they’re right Chrissy Teigen makes her Sports Illustrated comeback after having baby Lun
When Ashley Graham first graced the pages of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2015, she was modelling plus size swimwear for an advertisement (the first plus-size ad to ever run in the issue) —who knew that she’d land the sought-after cover a year later? Graham has essentially paved the way for other plus-size models to flaunt their curves in the world-renowned magazine. This year, curvy model Denise Bidot will proudly show her stretch marks in a groundbreaking, unretouched Lane Bryant swimsuit ad to be featured in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Michael Kors is one of the big shows of NYFW, so you expect a big crowd — and he did not disappoint this time. Emily Ratajkowski, Amanda Peet, Blake Lively … A gaggle of fashion fashion gals showed, including Margaret Zhang, Aimee Song, and Gala Gonzalez. Kendall Jenner closed the show in a strapless fringed gown with sequin embroidery.
Too many of us believe that to jump aboard the midriff-baring trend, that midriff better be taut, slim or barely there.
Since she first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014, Ashley Graham has brought more and more diversity to the magazine with each coming year. This time, she’s adding more shapes, ethnicities, and ages in a Swimsuits for All campaign that was shot in the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico. See our ad in @SI_Swimsuit 2017! Bring the flavor to the beach in the new #AshleyGrahamxSwimsuitsForAll collection – now sizes 6-22! Shop link in bio.
Leave it to Ashley Graham to look even more flawless sans makeup. Lily Collins also recently showed off her natural beauty in a make-up free selfie on Instagram, proving that she doesn’t need a tube of lipstick or a slather of foundation to pull-off a glowing complexion.
Ashley Graham, wants you to know she’s “not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite,” according to her recent Instagram post — “you shouldn’t be either.” The body activist made it her mission to keep her fleshy thighs on display, hoping to inspire other women to love the skin they’re in. But Graham isn’t the only star getting real about body image — we’ve collected photos and quotes from top celebrities who’ve proudly revealed their cellulite. Click through the gallery for more unapologetic bikini shots.
Ashley Graham continues to promote beauty beyond size with her latest body-positive post to Instagram on Wednesday.
Ashley Graham posted a number of images of her photo shoot with Swimsuits For All. Ashley Graham is one of the most prominent faces in the modeling industry right now. One brand that she’s backed for a number of years? Swimsuits For All — a swimwear retailer that carries sizes 4 to 34 and a line of swimwear she created.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham is the star of a risqué and boundary-breaking photo shoot in V Magazine‘s January issue. Famed photographer Steven Klein photographed the 28-year-old model in a series of provocative poses at the Standard Hotel’s Meatpacking location in New York City. Ashley Graham is featured in V Magazine‘s January issue.
Model Ashley Graham made a splash on social media by going makeup-free. Ashley Graham doesn’t just love a naked dress. Thanks to some creative use of shadows and angles, she’s managed to avoid the sultry image being censored by the social media site, whose no nudity policy is rather infamous at this point, despite the best efforts of notoriously nude Insta-celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski.
For the January 2017 issue of British Vogue, there were “houses that flatly refused to lend us their clothes” for cover model Ashley Graham, editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman revealed in the issue’s Editor’s Letter. “It seems strange to me that while the rest of the world is desperate for fashion to embrace broader definitions of physical beauty, some of our most famous fashion brands appear to be travelling in the opposite — and, in my opinion, unwise — direction,” wrote Shulman. While Graham, who’s the first curvy model to cover Sports Illustrated, didn’t name the designers who refused to dress her, the bombshell did praise Coach for its eagerness and acceptance.