Ashley Graham was all legs and smiles at Variety’s Sixth Annual Power of Women Luncheon.
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New York’s Cipriani on 42nd Street was the place to be to celebrate women this week. And what better way can we play our part than by acknowledging Ashley shutting down the show in this stunning yellow number. The model strutted in a summer-forward piece from Cushnie‘s Pre Fall collection of 2019. She easily matched with yellow sandal stilettos. A camel colored coat draped her shoulders, finishing it off with a subtle nod to the chilly spring weather. In her hands was a daring choice of a light blue box-shaped clutch.
32-year-old Graham was hard not to spot. Especially when she flashed those shapely Sports Illustrated legs between the dress’ high cut split.
Ashley was one of many notable ladies who gathered for the esteemed meeting. This year’s theme was dedicated to having the ability to share deep experiences throughout life. Variety explained it as, “Women overcoming obstacles, doubts, and naysayers to right wrongs, raise awareness, and bear witness to injustice.”
Inspirations filled the air as elite women of the industry listened to the powerful words of honorees like Bette Midler, Taraji P. Henson, Gigi Hadid, and others. These ladies were being recognized for not their personal social success, but for standing for a cause. Midler was admired for founding the New York Restoration Project in 1995, dedicated to created a more beautiful city. Meanwhile, Hadid got choked up speaking on her passionate support of UNICEF and Henson touched on the importance of acknowledging mental health issues in the African-American community.
We’re sure the event was as elegant as the women who attended. We’ll be waiting for our invitation next year, Variety!