Ashley Graham Kicks Off NYFW in Figure-Hugging Dress and Chic Puffer Jacket

The model attended an event at the Empire State Building.
Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham.

Ashley Graham is celebrating New York Fashion Week in style. The 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model shared an Instagram photo and video collage from the Empire State Building on Feb. 9. Graham was at the iconic landmark to switch the building’s lights to blue and gold for the occasion.

In the pics, Graham wore a gorgeous brown draped jersey dress by Paris Georgia with a cropped leather puffer jacket by anOnlyChild over top. The mom of three accessorized her outfit, styled by Emily Evans, with sparkly silver heels and hoop earrings.

Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes opted for bold, winged eyeliner and a nude lip, while hairstylist Danielle Priano styled Graham’s hair in a slicked back up-do with a curled strand draped across the model’s forehead.

“Today was my first time actually at the Empire State Building and it means all the more to me to kick off this NYFW, celebrating the city that raised me,” the Nebraska native wrote in her caption.

Graham and her husband, Justin Ervin, recently relocated from New York City to New Jersey with their children, Isaac, Roman and Malachi.

“Screaming ‘GOOD LUCK’ to all of the designers, stylists, models and creatives celebrating their first fashion week,” she continued in her post.

Friends and fans were quick to chime in to the comments section with compliments.

“I can feel your joy! 💕💕💕💕,” wrote one person.

“You look amazing!!! 😍😍,” added another.

“This DRESSS and hair 🤎🤎🤎🤎,” said someone else.

New York Fashion Week runs through Wednesday, Feb. 15, and features runway shows, presentations and workshops from designers like PatBO, Anna Sui, Ulla Johnson 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.