Model Ashley Graham ties the knot with Spanish wedding dress designer Pronovias.
‘For me, it was just important to tell my story. In telling my story, hopefully that will give other women the courage to tell their story. ‘
When planning her own wedding, Graham couldn’t purchase what she really wanted because of her size and her budget, so when the opportunity to partner with Pronovias presented itself she jumped at it.
“It’s such an important day for every type of woman who is planning her wedding. It’s beyond a size or a type of woman — it’s really just about her. That’s why I’m so excited there are now sizes from 0 to 34,” she shared with Women’s Wear Daily.
Graham helped design a collection of 16 styles, including a gown with lace sleeves, an off-the-shoulder silhouette and a tuxedo — which was reportedly “a must” for the model — with prices ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.
The campaign does not solely feature large-size models, but women of different sizes and different races. “Everything attached to my brand is inclusive. My mission is inclusivity and diversity always,” Graham said. “For me, it was just important to tell my story. In telling my story, hopefully that will give other women the courage to tell their story. It’s a domino effect. When you give a little, other people want to give. The more women that give their story of success, struggle, heartache, ownership — it’s like a domino effect. You are empowered by other women and what they’ve been through.”