|Size sexy: Ashley Graham, 28, walked the runway and ran the show at the New York Fashion Week debut of her lingerie line for Canadian retailer Addition Elle|
History was made at New York Fashion Week yesterday [Sept. 15] when a group of stunning models of all shapes and sizes took to the catwalk to model a collection of lingerie designed by plus-size model and body-positive campaigner Ashley Graham.
The size 16 model, 28, debuted her latest lingerie line for Canadian retailer Addition Elle on Tuesday afternoon, by both starring in and running the show alongside a cast of her fellow curvy models. The holiday collection, entitled Black Orchid, includes black, blue and purple bras, corsets, underwear and more, all of which have been specifically designed to complement the curves of fuller-figured women.
While none of the ladies walking in the runway show, which was hosted at KIA STYLE360, conformed to the stereotypical stick-thin model form, there was plenty of diversity on the catwalk, whether that be in size, shape or color. Every model walked down the catwalk with complete confidence while wearing a pieces from the new ready-to-wear collection, which features teddies with sheer paneling, lace-lined satin bras, high-waisted panties and sultry corset combinations.
Some of the looks were modeled with shawls or fur that were draped delicately from the models' shoulders. The runway show also featured several day wear items including baby doll dresses, tops, skirts and suede jackets.
Body-positive activist Ashley is no stranger to groundbreaking modelling, having previously been the first plus-size model to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. During the show, guests were encouraged to use the hashtag #IAmSizeSexy to promote body diversity at the event, which is usually dominated by slender models.
The idea seems to mirror another movement Ashley is involved in with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant's, the #PlusIsEqual campaign. Ashley and fellow models Candice Huffine, Precious Lee, Justine Legault, Sabina Karlsson and Georgia Pratt turned out to support the campaign at Times Square on Monday.
|For the cause: Ashley joined (L-R) Candice Huffine, Justine Legault, Ashley Graham, Linda Heasley, Precious Lee, Georgia Pratt and Sabina Karlsson in launching Lane Bryant's #PlusIsEqual campaign|
- Daily Mail