If there’s an elusive factor that transforms model to supermodel, Ashley Graham has it. The all-American stunner ruled major runways like Michael Kors during the New York fashion shows and recently snapped up the starring role in the new campaign for Prabal Gurung’s capsule collection for Lane Bryant—all while building her own swimwear empire and working on a book, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like (out next month).
Graham’s larger-than-life personality, aspirational bone structure, and bombshell curves have elevated her from model to power brand, but it’s her trademark charisma that turns every outing into a bonafide moment. She was spotted yesterday in New York—shaking out her brunette waves, which were thrown over her shoulder and left to catch on the wind—with superlative style. The takeaway: Why shouldn’t the sidewalk be your runway?
This story originally appeared on Vogue.
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