Ashley Graham was one of the top models who walked at New York Fashion Week this season, but she had no problem sharing her disappointment that some labels failed to feature curvy catwalkers in their shows.
The 29-year-old advocate for body positivity even went as far as calling out Rihanna and a few other designers for not casting larger models, insisting that many of the pieces sent down the catwalk would look amazing on curvy figures.
Ashley admitted that she didn’t think the shows were going to be as progressive as they were last year, telling Yahoo Beauty: ‘It’s sad.’
‘It’s funny to me, because I’ll look at runways and think, “I’d look so great in those clothes” or “I know curvy women who would look so great in those clothes,’ she explained.
Ashley, who attended the Fenty Puma by Rihanna fashion show on Sunday, went on to say that she was a fan of the singer’s latest collaboration, but she wished there was more diversity on the runway.
‘I was at Fenty last night, and that was an amazing show. But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway?’ she said.
Looking to the future: ‘How dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway?’ Ashley said of the show, which featured only straight-sized models
Ashley seems to be a big fan of Rihanna’s, and in August she recalled how the singer told her she looked ‘hot as f**k’ at the Met Ball a few months before.
Of course Rihanna’s runway show wasn’t the only one that left her imagining what could have been.
Ashley added that she thought it would have been ‘really cool’ to see curvy models walk the Baja East and Philipp Plein shows as well.
Like Rihanna, Ashley has her own eponymous line, and she modeled pieces from her latest lingerie collection for plus-size retailer Addition Elle during the brand’s New York Fashion Week show.
Ashley proudly showed off her curves in a green satin bra featuring black lace detailing and matching green underwear.
The show also co-stared Kyle Jenner’s close friend and rising model Jordyn Woods who was presenting her own collaboration with Addition Elle.
Meanwhile, Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, and Christian Siriano were among the shows featuring curvy women, proving that some label’s are embracing models of different shapes and sizes.
And Chromat’s incredibly diverse runway included transgender and older models in addition to plus-size catwalkers.
Source: Daily Mail/Yahoo