Ashley Graham is British Vogue’s New Cover Star

The cover of British Vogue has been a highly coveted space for supermodels like; Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid to the ubiquitous Kate Moss, Vogue cover stars tend to have something else in common besides dazzling good looks – not an ounce of spare flesh between them. Now plus-size model sensation Ashley Graham, 28, who is understood to be a size 16 with a 38D cleavage, has been unveiled as the cover star of British Vogue’s January issue – marking a significant departure from many of her waif-like predecessors.

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Vogue’s long-standing editor Alexandra Shulman has been vocal in the past about the ‘insane’ sample sizes that fashion houses lend to magazines for shoots and that cover stars are then expected to squeeze into.

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Alexandra Shulman

The cover shot was taken by Patrick Demarchelier, this will be the first time Vogue U.K. has featured a plus-sized model on its cover and based on Ashley’s slayage, definitely not its last.Graham, who also became the first plus-size model to star on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this year, looks fresh faced and freckled in an embellished bomber jacket on the front of the new issue, which also features Samantha Cameron.

See the full shoot in the January issue of British Vogue, on sale Monday, Dec. 5.

Emmanuel Sadi
I am a prolific writer, stylist and a fashion/media enthusiast who has published over 680 magazine articles on fashion, beauty, entertainment, lifestyle, celebrity interviews and cover stories for print and online platforms across Africa.

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Emmanuel Sadi

I am a prolific writer, stylist and a fashion/media enthusiast who has published over 680 magazine articles on fashion, beauty, entertainment, lifestyle, celebrity interviews and cover stories for print and online platforms across Africa.
Emmanuel Sadi
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Emmanuel Sadi

Emmanuel Sadi

I am a prolific writer, stylist and a fashion/media enthusiast who has published over 680 magazine articles on fashion, beauty, entertainment, lifestyle, celebrity interviews and cover stories for print and online platforms across Africa.

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