It’s hard to imagine there was a time when Ashley Graham didn’t cover magazines or when she sparked controversy for appearing in Lane Bryant ads wearing lingerie. Things have changed and now Ashley Graham is not just a plus size model, but she is one of the top models throughout the industry.
Ashley Graham covered Allure magazine for the July 2019 issues wearing a heavy Chanel sweater with vivid blocks of color and showcasing bright blue eyeshadow from celebrity makeup artist James Kaliardos. The photos went viral and Ashely shared the cover picture on her official Instagram account.
Ashley released a statement in the caption of her official post expressing her thanks and gratefulness for covering Allure.
“💙 @allure 💙 this magazine has always been a leader in beauty and this cover – my FIRST for Allure – means so much to me! Thank you to the incredible team behind this shoot.”
Now that Ashely has covered Allure, will we see her land additional covers for the famous women’s magazine?
Check out Ashley’s photo and caption below.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos shared several photos from the magazine spread that highlighted his work on Ashley’s beautiful face. You’ll also notice in the photos that Ashley models two distinct hairstyles. In the first photo, Ashely’s hair is slicked back and wet. In the second, her locks are thick and wavy. Bob Recine styled Ashley’s hair.
If you’ve noticed that much of fashion’s styles are reminiscent of the eighties lately, you’re not alone. Many top designers, hair stylists, and makeup artist are going back to generations from the past for inspiration and this photo shoot featuring Ashely Graham is no exception.
Even her Chanel sweater with colorful, geometric shapes screams the eighties.
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Ashley💋by Vanina Sorrenti. 💗 @allure ❤️ @ashleygraham @imgmodels #photography: @vanina_sorrenti #styling: @alexwhiteedits @chanelofficial #setdesign: @jackrflanagan #hair: @bobrecine #makeup: @jameskaliardos #manicure: @ohmynailsny #writer: @jess_chia #ashleygraham #beauty
Ashley Graham is a social media superstar and advocate for women of all sizes, shapes, and ethnicities. She was featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in February 2018 and has campaigned that beauty does not come in one size. Ashley Graham has opened the door for many women to not only enter the world of modeling but to accept their bodies for the shape they are and learn to love themselves and find their own beauty.
What do you think of Ashley Graham’s Allure cover and photo shoot? Are you going to pick up the issue?