Ashley Graham Takes Aim at Victoria's Secret for Lack of Body Diversity in Their Fashion Show
This time the supermodel is taking aim at Victoria’s Secret and the lack of body diversity in their annual fashion show. On Sunday, Graham posted an Instagram photo of herself – clad in lingerie walking in the 2016 Additional Elle runway show – with photoshopped-in angel wings.
“Got my wings! 🦋💐🌈😜 .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives,“she wrote, seemingly shading the lifestyle brand just hours prior to their 2017 show in Shanghai. Graham also has her own lingerie line with Additional Elle, which features sizes 12 to 26.
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The model has been a strong voice in the industry, advocating for body confidence and breaking barriers along the way. She was the first size-16 model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and has also starred in Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel lingerie campaign – a seemingly anti-Victoria Secret campaign – which features women of all shapes and sizes.
The body-image activist, who has previously stated that she would ‘absolutely‘ say yes to modeling for Victoria Secret, has made it clear that she will continue to advocate for curvy women who feel underrepresented in the industry.
“We are here to stay and you can tell by how many designers are putting us on the runway, how many covers we’re on, and the fact that in the last 3 years I’ve never seen more progression in the curve world than ever before and I’ve being doing this for 18 years,” Graham has said. “We’re not a trend.”