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Ashley Graham Brings Grace and Glamour to WSJ. Magazine’s Spring 2021 Cover

We’ve become big fans of WSJ. Magazine over the years and quite frankly can’t recall the last time the publication produced a less-than-stellar cover. Whether Kristina O’Neill gives the cover to Gwyneth Paltrow, Adut Akech or Regina King, her choices always receive praise on our forums. Forum fave Ashley Graham is the magazine’s first cover star of 2021 posing before the lens of photographer Ethan James Green for an old-school fashion shoot serving nothing but grace and unapologetic glamour. Dara Allen selected a Michael Kors Collection dress and Cartier jewelry for Ashley to wear while clutching a pair of Roger Vivier heels in the black and white cover image.

WSJ. Magazine Spring 2021 : Ashley Graham by Ethan James Green


Naturally, the cover became an instant hit on our forums. “Glam! Fashion! Big hair! I love it,” heralded annikad.

“The cover is stunning! Ethan never disappoints,” said jorgepalomo.

“Lovely and as close to Steven Meisel as we can get without it being actually shot by him,” dontbeadrag pointed out.

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“The cover is sublime, but would have been nicer without the heels dangling there,” declared oaklee91.

Serend1pity was also a fan: “Stunning, I wish she had heels though to elongate her legs.”

“The cover looks great, but I agree that she needed to actually wear the heels and not hold them. Without them she looks short and I’m not getting the glamour angle that they were clearly going for. Still great effort!” applauded Benn98.

“Gorgeous, utterly gorgeous and I am loooving the Shana Zadrick by Steven Meisel vibes I’m getting from this! Another WSJ. Magazine cover which just makes me wish that Kristina O’Neill had taken the EIC position at Harper’s Bazaar! Can you imagine? A cover image like this would’ve been quintessential old-school Bazaar, unlike the dire Awkwafina cover we’ve had to endure this month,” voiced vogue28.

Share your thoughts, see the digital cover and Ashley’s accompanying cover feature here.