At this level in Ashley Graham’s profession it could be redundant to listing all of the methods she’s been tirelessly working to redefine what it means to be a mannequin and continually representing the 67% of girls who’re measurement 14 and past. But on Wednesday, Graham uploaded photographs from a photograph shoot she did for Vogue Italia — which sure, is fairly commonplace fare for the mannequin. Only this collection of black-and-white photos was fully unretouched.
For the journal’s #TheCelebrationIssue, photographer Nathaniel Goldeberg shot Graham in a collection of lingerie seems, together with a leopard print bodysuit by Dolce & Gabbana. Of the unfold, the journal writes: “Ashley pushes #bodypositivism to another level. It’s not just about acceptance: it’s about loving who you are and being loved, feeling so comfortable with yourself that you skillfully conduct the sophisticated game of attraction, going beyond convention, sizes, categories, and measurements imposed by modern society. The rules of this game are self-esteem, confidence and imagination. It’s not just acceptance, but a form of love for yourself, which is most important.”
Graham took to Instagram to have a good time the shoot, merely writing: “when they don’t retouch you;” she additionally thanked the Vogue Italia group and captioned one picture with a bomb emoji, which is smart, contemplating she does, completely, look bomb.
The shoot was well-received along with her 5 million plus followers, too, who had been greater than supportive within the feedback. “Girl, you had been born for Vogue Italia! You are the fashionable Sophia Loren! Stunning!,” wrote one fan. “Such an inspiration!! You’re so beautiful, we are lucky to have people like you on this planet,” added one other. In a world the place so many magazines and ads retouch numerous pictures, it’s nice to see Graham’s curves not Photoshopped — and getting all of the love they deserve.
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