Ashley Graham has slammed Victoria's Secret in the most subtle way possible. The plus-size model, who has been a vocal advocate of body confidence, shared an Instagram post on Monday (20 November) with a cryptic message. The image has sparked a fan frenzy on social media.
In the photo, which she shared with her five million followers, the curvaceous model walks down the glittery runway wearing a lacy black and white lingerie and a pair of white feathery wings from Addition Elle collection. "Got my wings, my Addition Elle wings" she captioned the picture with a hashtag which reads: "Thick thighs, saves lives."
Her post came just around the VS fashion show, which is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China on 28 November. With her cryptic post, many assume that the 30-year-old model is taking a jab at the event that is scheduled to be aired on 28 November on CBS.
Victoria's Secret, known for its hottest lingerie collection, handpicks models, who are also called angels as they wear giant colourful wings, that are the signature style of the fashion house.
The luxury fashion house is yet to include curvy angels to its model's list. Graham has been vocal about the fashion industry's outlook towards plus-size models.
"Women in the [curvy market] get left behind in the luxury world. If you ask any big girl who wants to spend money, she's going to say she spends on bags, shoes or beauty products because we're never given the opportunity to buy clothes that are expensive—although we would do it," she told Women's Wear Daily.
"We're lacking communication between designers, buyers and the actual customer," "Designers...go up to a size 20, but the buyers won't buy it because they don't think the customer will come into the store. That customer has been told for so long that that size doesn't exist for her, so how does she know?"
Ashley's post has received a positive reaction from fans who think she has been an inspiration.
"So beautiful! You give us curvy women so much confidence to embrace our bodies and be happy," one fan wrote. "You are the most beautiful of the angels," added another.