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Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Appears in Vogue Diversity Cover

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The Vogue diversity cover is trending worldwide. The magazine’s March issue features the most beautiful women around the country and celebrates their diverse looks. Popular plus-size model Ashley Graham joins Gigi Hadid, Liu Wen, Imaan Hammam, and more high fashion beauties on the cover.

‘Vogue’ Diversity Cover Celebrates All Types of Beauty

Vouge's March Cover

Amidst the political turmoil going around the country, it almost feels refreshing to see a major publication highlighting the importance of diversity. The Vogue diversity cover features a bevy of the most beautiful and stunning models from the United States.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, other big names included in the cover are Kendall Jenner, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti. The women can be seen photographed in front of the beach wearing classic black turtlenecks that are reminiscent of another style icon Audrey Hepburn. The editorial also added a sensual touch by having the models wear skintight booty shorts. 

The photo spread includes a slew of glamorous shots by Dutch photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Fashion's Fearless Females

Graham, who has been making waves in the industry lately, is honored to be part of the shoot. She told the magazine:

“67 percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger. 67 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.”

Aside from Graham, respected designers from around the industry weighed in their thoughts on the Vogue diversity cover. Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung agrees that fashion should play a part in representing women everywhere. He adds that as a designer himself, he is dedicated to building a strong commitment to using his platform to showcase “the beauty of women of all ages, sizes, races, and nationalities.”

Ashley Graham photoshop allegations

Ashley Graham

As honorable as the Vogue diversity cover was, the fashion magazine failed to escape controversy. Vogue came under fire for allegedly shopping Graham’s waist. Eagle-eyed Instagram users were not impressed upon seeing Hadid’s unusually long arm, noting that it appears distorted to make Graham look smaller. 

After this, other accusations of photoshopping the already gorgeous model began pouring in. Users have noted how editors added a white stripe to Graham’s shorts after she was originally photographed wearing a solid black outfit. One user quipped, “Stop photoshopping women’s bodies! You’re a brand with influence, misrepresenting women is unacceptable.”

Vogue has not responded to these claims.

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