Ashley Graham leads New York Fashion Week plus size catwalk takeover

Ashley Graham lead a troop of curvy models decked out in her new lingerie line

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New York Fashion Week rarely goes ahead without attracting some form of controversy and more often than not it focuses on the models that take part in the shows. This season, however model Ashley Graham is leading the way with a catwalk show featuring curvy models.

Graham staged the show in New York which showcased her lingerie designs for plus size retailer Addition Elle.

The size 16 model took the runway herself alongside an array of curvy models all decked out in Graham's designs.

The show was broadcast worldwide on Periscope and viewers were encouraged to get involved by tweeting with the hashtag #IAmSizeSexy.

Graham has been pioneering the progress in the fashion world to embracing a more diverse array of models.

Graham was the first plus-size model to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine and she also hit headlines earlier this year with her own version of the controversial 'Beach Body Ready' Protein World advert.


The 27-year-old American model is best known for being the face of plus size retailer Lane Bryant including taking part in their inspirational #I'mNoAngel lingerie campaign.

Graham has also appeared on the cover of Elle Quebec and appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour magazines.

Earlier this week New York Fashion Week models hit the headlines when social media users complained about the size of the models who took part in the Victoria Beckham show.