Key Players: Ashley Graham and the models featured, Vogue
What Happened: For Vogue's March cover, the magazine featured a range of supermodels said to "democratize" fashion. The editorial spread included the likes of Adwoa Aboah, Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.
The magazine's effort to appeal to diversity, however, backfired when it drew criticism for featuring only one plus-size model, Ashley, who coincidentally covered her thigh with her hand. Ashley responded on Instagram, writing, "I chose to pose like that . . . no one told me to do anything."