Ashley Graham scores her 1st Vogue cover
After Sophie Dahl (my teenage girl crush in 1999), Ashley Graham is the 2nd curvy model on the cover of Vogue UK. The supermodel stuns on the January issue of the UK edition.
Cover of Sophie Dahl in 2003
Now, just under the wire, she’s putting another major accomplishment on her resume this year. Graham covers Vogue U.K.’s January 2017 issue, her very first Vogue cover. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, she looks every inch the cool girl, with barely there makeup, wind-tousled hair and a cool leather jacket by Coach. So far, only the cover image is available, but knowing Ahley, the editorial will be amazing too.
It’s also a big move for Vogue UK, which has featured a plus-sized model for the 2nd time on its cover. Editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman has long been outspoken about the industry’s unrealistic body standards; the glossy dubbed its November 2016 issue the “Real Issue,” and featured “real” women in the fashion editorials. Well done, Vogue UK… hopefully more Vogues will follow, many other magazines will follow…