Ashley next to Gigi, Kendall
Yesterday, Vogue debut their March 2017 issue and Ashley made the cover. Ashley Graham is on of 7 models on the cover. Vogue’s March issue is all about fearless females and the new norm in beauty and showing diversity. Adwoa Aboah, Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner on the cover.
“What would happen if society threw the rule book away? What is beauty when no standard measure applies?” Vogue says. Style has no size, you can’t weigh beauty… my statements for years… Well done, Vogue!
No norm is the new norm! amazing statement! And hoping, more and more high end fashion magazines will make this statement. Amazing to see a size 44/46 next to a size 34/36! Yeahhh!!!! AMAZING! This is what I working on so long, hoping this will happen. And is finally fashion waking up? Are they ready? Or they for the first time honest to tell what they think?
Kendall Jenner: “With all that’s going on in the world, this cover makes such an important statement. It’s like, hey, we’ve got our differences, but those differences are beautiful. Everyone is beautiful.”
“Fashion today has no borders,” declares Michael Kors, one of the designers pushing this free-form beauty attitude.
“If you ask a young designer like Shayne about ‘diversity,’ all you’ll get is a blank stare,” Rachel Chandler notes. “This generation expects a mix—that’s what looks natural. And that’s why I’m convinced this evolution in casting, where it’s about energy and attitude as much as appearance, is a permanent change. As more of these young designers rise in the industry,” she points out, “the more their way of seeing will be brought to bear.”
67% wears a size 14 or larger
“Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger,” says Graham. “Sixty-seven percent. Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they’re making their voices heard. Women are demanding that brands give them what they want. And what they want is to be visible.”