Pregnant supermodel Ashley Graham — who is about to welcome her first little one subsequent month — covers Vogue’s January 2020 challenge, marking her first solo look on the quilt of the style journal’s US version.
For the quilt, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the 32-year-old cradles her child bump while clad in a gold lamé pleated Oscar de la Renta caftan from the designer’s Spring 2020 assortment.
Contained in the journal, Graham wears a lot much less clothes while posing with husband Justin Ervin: A white Brunello Cucinelli shirt however no pants.
“I’ve by no means been skinny, so I don’t even know what that looks like. However I’ve had folks inform me I wanted to shed pounds,” she informed the journal. “I’ve tried each weight loss program identified to man, however they don’t work, as a result of I’m a curvy lady — a big-boned, wholesome, corn-fed Nebraska woman. It’s who I’m. And as soon as I accepted that, the extra assured I grew to become, and that’s when my profession actually began to take off.”
To Vogue, Graham additionally spoke concerning the loneliness she felt throughout her being pregnant and the way the assist of different pregnant ladies ultimately helped her.
“I’ve all the time had management over my physique — when everybody else wished to dictate what it must be, I took full management over it — however I had this life inside me saying, ‘It’s not yours anymore, it’s mine.’ And it’s a must to simply succumb. And I felt like I didn’t have anybody to speak to,” she stated. “I used to be gaining weight quickly. And I felt alone. And the one piece of recommendation that my stylist, Jordan Foster, gave me was, ‘Make pregnant associates.’ None of my associates had been in relationships, not to mention pregnant. And now I’ve 9 pregnant associates.”
Graham and Ervin, a 31-year-old filmmaker, wed in 2010. They’re anticipating a boy.
The mannequin is one among 4 covers stars featured on Vogue’s January challenge, which hits newsstands in New York and LA on Dec. 10 and nationwide on Dec. 17.