The model has another barrier-breaking gig

By Brittany Talarico
Updated December 01, 2020 03:04 PM
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Ashley Graham is continuing to take the fashion industry by storm — and turn it upside down. The model’s body positive message is the cornerstone of Dressbarn’s fall “More Than A Name” campaign, which targets women who have experienced being reduced to one thing, whether it’s their dress size or their age.

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Industry vet Veronica Webb, 51, stars alongside Graham, 28, and more models including Roxanne Gould, Marquita Pring, Ginta Lapina and Christina Krause in the brand’s latest print and digital campaign. The women wear a selection of dresses from the label’s designer collaborations including LUXE by Carme Marc Valvo and Graham’s Beyond line. The pieces are available in stores and online now through November and range in price from $30-$70.

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To celebrate the newest add to Graham’s résumé, we did a rapid fire Q&A with the empowering star. See the highlights below.

What’s the most hurtful stereotype you’ve read about yourself?
That I don’t work out.

Why is the “more than” campaign so important to you?
I want women to know they are more than whatever labels society has given them. We are much more than our size and our physical appearance.

How do you think the modeling industry is starting to embrace the more than philosophy?
We’re seeing more size diversity in magazines, campaigns and advertisements. We saw more inclusivity this season at NYFW, so the industry is listening to these conversations we’re having about diversity.

What’s one piece of clothing you always feel confident wearing?
Sexy lingerie

What’s one trend that took you a while to embrace?
Mid-calf boots

What is your fashion month highlight so far?
Attending and presenting at the British GQ Awards.

Who is the best dressed star in Hollywood right now?
Jennifer Lopez

What is the oldest thing in your closet?
Levi’s jean jacket.

What’s the last thing you bought online for fall?
A suede bomber jacket.

What are you excited to buy for fall?
Over-the-knee suede boots and laced-up jeans.

Ashley Graham - Style
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What’s the best style advice you’ve ever received? From who?
I’ve never actually received any advice from anyone (other than my mom). I’ve just picked up tips along the way.

Best beauty advice?
To stay out of the sun.

Who still makes you feel starstruck no matter how often you meet them?

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