Several designers didn't want to dress plus-size model Ashley Graham for their cover and that's not okay
This is so NOT okay. The Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue revealed that numerous designers didn’t want to dress cover star, Ashley Graham, because she was plus size.
Plus-size model, Graham is no stranger to being looked at differently for her body type, but it was a bit eye opening for British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Alexandra Shulman to see how poorly some designers treated her when they were shooting the January 2017 cover.
Shulman opened up about the issues with designers, some of which “flatly refused,” to dress the model, in her Editor’s Letter for the new issue, which hits newsstands today.
“The shoot was put together fairly last-minute and we are all very grateful to the people at Coach who, under the creative direction of Stuart Vevers, moved speedily to provide clothes for us that had to come from outside their sample range,” Shulman wrote in her honest letter.
Although Graham has moved mountains in the modeling world, landing a spot in Sport’s Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition and appearing in major campaigns, her full-figured look clearly hasn’t become mainstream.
Shulman continued to address the topic of having more full-figured women in the magazine world and modeling world, especially now that she’s seen how some designers have approached the subject.
Slay, Shulman, slay!
Take note other publications, and designers everywhere, British Vogue is paving the way by fully supporting women with normal and curvaceous bodies and we are so proud of them.