Ashley Graham is forging a new path in fashion, but some designers are not as willing to follow suit.
As a vocal body diversity advocate, the 28-year-old cover girl has long championed for models with fuller figures. However, it seems she still needs someone to stand up for her.
After Graham made her debut on the cover of British Vogue for the January issue, Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman revealed that some designers "flatly refused" to dress the star for the shoot.
"The shoot was put together fairly last-minute and we are all very grateful to the people at Coach who, under the creative direction of Stuart Vevers, moved speedily to provide clothes for us that had to come from outside their sample range," the magazine's longest serving editor penned her monthly Editor's Letter.
"They were enthusiastic about dressing a woman who is not a standard model, but sadly there were other houses that flatly refused to lend us their clothes."