Thirty-year-old plus-size model Ashley Graham has stunned her fans and audiences once again just two days ago at Christian Siriano’s show. The designer is still designing clothes 10 years after winning Project Runway, and he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his self-named brand with his Fall 2018 fashion show. On February 10, Saturday, Ashley stunned in his designs and opened a fashion show for the very first time.
Familiar faces such as Cardi B, Whoopi Goldberg, and Meg Ryan sat front row, but all eyes were on the stage to see Ashley Graham opening the show.
The plus-sized model is well-known for her bodacious curves. Moreover, she struggles every day to convince fashion brands to ditch their old-fashioned and often unrealistic ideals of beauty standards by casting a more diverse range of models.
The 30-year-old Nebraskan has called out the likes of Victoria’s Secret for not using any plus-sized models.
She’s graced the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated, and even became one of the 10h highest paid models last year, according to Forbes. “It is not about who has the highest cheekbones anymore. It is really about how to be a boss, a brand and a businesswoman,” she told the business magazine.
Her entrance at the Christian Siriano show was amazing. She kicked it off with a fierce red faux fur coat cinched at the waist with a belt.
The model wore a black bodysuit and PVC knee-high boots underneath.
This is a great achievement for her – the first fashion show she has opened.
She returned with a second look involving a slick red dress with a sparkly silver cage jacket.
Graham took to Instagram to share her experience.
She wrote: “Thank you again @csiriano for having me open your show, diversity at its finest last night! PS- this was the first show I ever opened!!!”
Designer Siriano included a great variety of models of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds in the lineup.
Others included familiar faces in the show included Danielle Brooks, as well as Selma Blair.
“I think after this show today I’m just proud of what we have done,” Siriano told Vogue after the show.
“I’m proud to celebrate people from all walks of life on the runway and bring the world of glamour back.”
Here is Ashley posing in swimsuits.