Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Ashley Graham Becomes the First Curvy Model to Walk for Michael Kors Collection + the Rest of the Fall 2017 Model Line-up
Ashley Graham has been working toward the inclusivity of curvy models into the high-fashion sphere and it seems she’s finally getting her wish. Mere days after the release of her Vogue cover—yes after she was also named a British Vogue cover star—the model emerged onto the Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 runway. And it was a fairly momentous occasion, considering Graham officially became the first curvy model to walk the brand’s runway.
Many women with curves have already gravitated toward Kors’s designs, as his pieces go up to a size 16. And Graham has worn his looks before, thus the choice was natural. It’s about time we’d say!
And as usual, the model lineup for the collection was serious. Bella Hadid modeled a shimmering tie-waist dress that will work for a number of shapes and sizes, while Selena Forrest was fierce in leopard.
Yasmin Wijnaldulm kept cozy in a fur, while Lineisy Montero’s python accessories left us drooling.
We’re absolutely going to need Imaan Hammam’s slouchy suede boots for Fall, though we’re also saving up for Mayowa Nicholas’s cropped fur. So chic!
Naki Depass’s cozy coat was cinched at the waist for bombshell effect and Ellen Rosa’s olive ensemble has us wanting to go monochrome right now.
Joan Smalls wore the LBD of our dreams, while Ysaunny Brito gave the star-studded front row something to swoon over, by way of her embellished jumpsuit and bold fur cape.
And Kendall Jenner closed the show in a sequin and fringe number that may just be seen on the Oscars red carpet.
Thoughts on the news and Kors’s Fall 2017 collection?