Ashley Graham has made fashion history by becoming the first pregnant model to walk in a Tommy Hilfiger runway show.
The 32-year-old, who is expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin next month (January 2020), strutted down the New York catwalk for the label’s Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya show during New York Fashion Week in September (2019) and Ashley was elated when the style king pulled her to one side and informed her she was the first mum-to-be on his runway.
”Tommy told me I was the first pregnant woman who’d ever walked his runway,” she told Vogue, insisting the Apollo Theater show in Harlem, New York was a real highlight for her. “It was kind of like a block party in Harlem, all kinds of women, all genders, races, and everybody’s heels were so high.
“It was not a normal catwalk – it was concrete, still under construction, with potholes. And I was praying I wasn’t going to fall down, which is an awful lot to ask of a model in her second trimester!”
The star also received valuable pregnancy advice from Kim Kardashian at the celebration.
She revealed, ”Kim immediately started telling me, ‘Ashley, the pregnancy may be the hardest part, but the birth is the easiest’.”