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Vogue Says It Couldn't Find Designers To Style Plus-Size Cover Model Ashley Graham

What is this nonsense?

This is the lovely supermodel Ashley Graham.

This month, she appears on the cover of British Vogue. She looks amazing, no?

Vogue

But it turns out that Vogue had trouble finding designers who were willing to work with the plus-size stunner.

According to British Vogue's editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman, while Coach gladly lent the magazine clothes for the shoot, other fashion houses "flatly refused to lend us their clothes."

In her January editor's letter, Shulman went on to say, "It seems strange to me that while the rest of the world is desperate for fashion to embrace broader definitions of physical beauty, some of our most famous fashion brands appear to be traveling in the opposite – and, in my opinion, unwise – direction."

Graham isn't the only non-sample-size woman to encounter reluctance from designers in recent months. In June, actor Leslie Jones took to Twitter to recount how she was unable to find a dress to wear to the premiere of Ghostbusters.

Her complaint was seen by designer Christian Siriano, who created this gown for her.

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Given that the average American woman is a size 16, it seems like it would make good business sense for designers to start catering to plus-size clientele — and soon.

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