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New York Fashion Week has definitely improved when it comes to body diversity. (Although, if the catwalks should represent the body diversity in America, it still has a ways to go.) Thankfully, Ashley Graham was EVERYWHERE this New York Fashion Week, and we needed every moment of it. 


Ashley Graham started off New York Fashion Week IN CHARGE by hosting the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards.

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Graham's look demonstrated that curvy girls have the right to wear attention-grabbing sheer looks. The see-through red cocktail dress with a high slit revealed her black underwear LIKE A BOSS. 


For the Harper's Bazaar Icons party, Graham upped the ante with a thick black belt and matching harness.

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Oftentimes, curvy girls are told to wear black because of outdated sizeist myths, but Graham isn't a wallflower. She stood out in the best ways with the leather accessories. 


She oozed sex appeal in this latex dress with a heart neckline at a V Magazine dinner.

Graham's look showed that curvy girls can look edgy, and don't have to wear one style on the red carpet. 


There's even this hilarious video of Graham's hair stylist David Lopez polishing her rear.

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Gotta keep that latex looking fresh. 


And at the dinner, another plus-size stunner model Precious Lee was in attendance, too!

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Lee walked in Graham's Addition Elle show during Fashion Week as well. In such a competitive industry, it's great to see plus-size models supporting each other! 


At Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show, she showed up and showed OUT in a beige bustier and a soft pink latex skirt.

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Graham's bustiers never look the same. This one has WINGS, for goodness sake. 


Following the show, Graham inquired why there were no plus-size models in the Fenty x Puma show.

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Graham wisely used her appearance at the show to highlight body positivity. "I was at Fenty last night, and that was an amazing show," Graham revealed to Yahoo! Style. "But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway?" 


She slayed with her fellow supers, Gigi and Bella Hadid, on the Prabal Gurung runway, too.


When Graham walked for Prabal Gurung for the first time, the designer included a heartfelt message to his Instagram post:

"My dearest @theashleygraham, 

Ferocious, beautiful, smouldering (sic), determined with a generous & kind heart. That's who you are & that's why you are a trailblazer and an inspiration. You are already a part of our #pgworld, where beauty with substance and femininity with a bite are celebrated. I am so grateful that you allowed the message to continue on by walking my show for the first time. For that, your friendship and for inspiring millions of girls and boys across the universe, I love you. xPG," Gurung's post said. 


Although she was one of the few plus-size models, she walked in Michael Kors' show for another season.

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The past few seasons, Graham has been a mainstay in one of the biggest shows during Fashion Week. That is a MAJOR accomplishment. Hopefully Graham's entrance into straight-size shows will encourage more designers to follow suit. 


Graham also showed her own designs — her new lingerie collab debuted in the Addition Elle show.

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When Graham hit the runway, the audience erupted in cheers. Graham's status as a household name brought out some of entertainment's biggest names: Danielle Brooks, Gabourey Sidibe, and Miss USA Kara McCullough were a few celebrities in attendance. 


When she posted about the show, it demonstrated how accomplished she is not only as a model, but also a mogul.

"So proud to have launched my 16th lingerie collection with @additionelle and my 3rd year showing during #NYFW! Dream come true having my designs worn by gorgeous women walking down the runway," Graham said in an Instagram post. 


By having her own line at Fashion Week, Graham created an opportunity for more plus-size models to walk in NYFW.

Graham used her platform as a model and body-positivity activist for more plus-size models to be seen. As New York Magazine's headline said in Graham's profile, "Now, This Is a Supermodel. Ashley Graham isn’t a sample size. Which is exactly why she’s become the face of a movement."

Graham IS a supermodel, a mogul, and at this point an icon. An icon who evokes change with every stomp she makes down the runway. From her runway walk to her lingerie line to her activism, Graham shows that she and body positivity overall are here to stay.