Ashley Graham is currently slaying the fashion game. We just celebrated her being featured on the cover of Vogue and now she landed another big win: walking the Michael Kors fall/winter fashion show at New York Fashion Week.
She became the first model beyond a size 12 to walk for renowned designer, Michael Kors – marking quite a big shift for a designer label that has been in the industry for more than 3 decades.
According to USA TODAY, at his 2016 show, Michael Kors said, “The only reason we don’t have plus size on the runway, for me to have the range of sizes I would have to have a football stadium filled with clothes before I was able to put on a fashion show. I’d have to have everything from a size 2 to a size 18.”
Yet, in reality, they label does carry larger sizes. Like up to 16.
The theme of the 2017 runway show was “sensual strength” and the models wore little-to-no makeup, paired with lamé, animal prints, sequins and ’70s fashion trends.
Graham walked down the runway in a grey body-con dress, cropped fur coat, and a big belt, looking all kinds of gorgeous.
This is truly great that Graham was the first to walk for Kors, yet I still find this “historic moment” a bit sad. Curvy models should already be mainstream in 2017.
Hopefully we will continue to see runways get more inclusive in the future.