9 Reasons Why Ashley Graham Is Our Style Inspiration

Ahead of her VAMFF debut, we look back at the supermodel's major style moments.

By Winsome Walker Feb 28, 2019 2:21 AMTags
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There's a lot to love about Ashley Graham, from her fierce runway walks to her amazing shoots (she made history as the first US size 16 supermodel to cover Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue).

The 31-year-old star has also killed it as a designer, author and body positivity activist.  

Another reason we love Graham? She's a major style icon, championing figure-hugging silhouettes, playful cut-outs and show-stopping red carpet gowns whenever she steps out.

Ahead of her Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival debut (she'll walk in Runway 4 and speak at the inaugural Australian Fashion Summit), we've rounded up nine times Graham was our fashion inspiration.

She Nails Red Carpet Style

For the 2019 Oscars, Graham proved she's a red carpet winner in a Zac Posen gown with an asymmetrical neckline and hourglass silhouette.

She's the Master of Monochrome

The supermodel slipped into a Danielle Frankel draped silk wool and gauze top and pant for the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. 

Her Street Style is on Point

Graham showed us how street style is done by pairing a cropped Proenza Schouler sweater with Norma Kamali pants and a simple heel back in January 2018 in New York. 

She Works Patterns and Prints

The Nebraska-native made a strong case for florals—and a lot of leg—at the Golden Heart Awards in 2018.

She Always Brings the Drama

Graham knows how to turn heads at any event with her bold style choices, whether it's with a dramatic leg slit or a train (this golden Prabal Gurung dress has both!).

She Likes Suiting Up

The A-lister looked red hot in a plunging Prabal Gurung suit at Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards. In just one look, Graham showed us how to pull off multiple trends: chic suiting, statement sleeves and a plunging neckline. 

Her Fashion Is a Work of Art

For her first ever Met Gala in 2017, the model wore a curve-flaunting H&M corset dress. 

She's the Queen of Cut-Outs

As she's proved time and time again, Graham loves dresses with sexy cut-outs—like this custom Bao Tranchi look she wore to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

And a Sheer Delight

We can't get enough of this beaded lace Galia Lahav jumpsuit Graham wore to the 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

VAMFF runs from March 1-10. You can buy tickets here.

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