We’re Obsessed With the Black Strappy Gown Ashley Graham Wore to the TIME100 Gala

The three-time SI Swimsuit model dazzled at the event in New York City on Wednesday.
Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham.

Ashley Graham never misses. The model and mogul attended the TIME100 Gala on April 26, and she stunned on the red carpet in an unforgettable black dress.

The three-time SI Swimsuit model’s floor-length black gown featured both a train and fun strappy detailing across her chest and shoulders. The ensemble, styled by Emily Evans, was expertly paired with black heel sandals and Graham accessorized with several pairs of earrings.

Makeup artist Kale Teeter opted for bold glam, including a smokey cat eye, flawless-looking skin and a peachy-nude lip. Danielle Priano, Graham’s hairstylist, added extensions before pulling her client’s long, dark locks back into a sleek ponytail.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at the TIME100 Gala.

Priano showed off the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model’s look on Instagram in a brief video clip in which Graham danced around and served looks while playing with her hair.

“Mami came thru with the ponyyyyy,” Graham gushed in the comments.

“🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥,” Evans wrote.

“Ouuuu YES! 😍🔥,” someone else added.

The TIME100 Gala, held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, was hosted by Jennifer Coolidge and honored the publication’s 2023 list of most influential people, including Drew Barrymore, Salma Hayek, Aubrey Plaza Doja Cat and more.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.