FAKE NEWS: Blackpink’s Jisoo and actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Yara Shahidi and Anya Taylor-Pleasure are amongst official and confirmed model ambassadors of Dior.
Meghan Markle isn’t — and never about to develop into one both, regardless of a flurry of media studies saying the Duchess of Sussex was about to signal a cope with the French style home.
On Tuesday, a spokesman for Dior in Paris instructed WWD the studies are unfounded, stressing there have been no contract negotiations or latest contact with Markle.
The narrative spun by many information retailers was that Markle’s expertise company in Hollywood, William Morris Endeavor, was pursuing a marquee style deal in a bid to blunt damaging publicity surrounding her and her husband’s strained relationship with the British royal household, and their cut up from Spotify.
Like many different style homes, Dior had often dressed Markle when she was a working member of the royal household alongside Prince Harry. Harry additionally donned a Dior go well with for the latest coronation of King Charles.
However Dior already has a large slate of well-known ambassadors, together with actors Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp and tennis star Emma Raducanu.
Simply this week, the home added Thai actors Nattawin Wattanagitiphat, higher often known as Apo, and Phakphum Romsaithong, nicknamed Mile, as its latest males’s ambassadors for that nation.
For its latest marketing campaign for its Girl 95.22, Dior lined up a multigenerational solid of excellent ladies from the realms of style, movie, literature, sports activities, music and artwork, together with Nigerian creator Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose essay and associated TED discuss “We Ought to All Be Feminists” impressed the T-shirts in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut present for Dior in 2016. — MILES SOCHA
CHARM SCHOOL: Kenzo’s creative director Nigo, no slouch with regards to music, has chosen Vernon, one among 13 members of South Korean boy band Seventeen, as a worldwide ambassador for the French home.
The 25-year-old Okay-pop star is to entrance numerous Kenzo promoting campaigns for clothes and sneaker classes, and make his first official look at Kenzo’s coed style present going down on Friday throughout Males’s Style Week in Paris.
Revealing the appointment solely to WWD, Nigo stated he’s “happy and grateful to welcome Vernon into the Kenzo household.”
For his half, Vernon stated he’s “excited to discover the synergy this partnership will introduce” and that he seems ahead to “showcasing a brand new facet of me to followers all over the world.”
Born right into a French Korean household, Hansol Vernon Chwe has twin American and South Korean nationalities, and is taken into account the principle rapper and face of Seventeen, a band created beneath Pledis Leisure.
In accordance with Kenzo, his “distinctive command of vocal vary, tone and visible versatility shortly helped him garner international recognition and fame.”
He’s stated to be gearing up for Seventeen’s comeback this summer season.
With an early background in tv, Vernon’s attraction caught the attention of Pledis, now his administration firm. The artist is credited with authoring virtually 70 songs, and he counts 6 million followers on Instagram. — M.S.
LEADING LADY: The quintessential Parisian, actress Catherine Deneuve is about to be celebrated in a twin exhibition on either side of the Seine. The “Catherine Deneuve, Rive Droite, Rive Gauche exhibition,” on the Galerie de l’Immediate within the third arrondissement and on the iconic Hôtel Lutetia on the Left Financial institution, options footage of the actress by way of the a long time by an array of photographers, from her ex-husband, David Bailey, to Kate Barry, Helmut Newton and Ellen von Unwerth, in addition to veteran Paris Match photographer Jean-Claude Deutsch.
Julia Gragnon, director of the Galerie de l’Immediate, remembers listening to Deneuve’s voice as a baby on recordings of Disney tales on vinyl, then discovering her, years later, alongside Bowie and Susan Sarandon in Tony Scott’s cult film “The Starvation.”
“All of us have a selected relationship with Catherine Deneuve. Her distinctive expression, her blondeness, the fantasies and different projections she conjures up…her relationship with artists, with style, her friendship with Yves Saint-Laurent,” stated Gragnon, who has been accumulating imagery for a while with a view to placing it on present. Photos by her father, photographer François Gragnon, additionally function within the choice.
Most of the photographs are behind-the-scenes photographs of the actress on set, usually along with her signature cigarette in hand, and present her alone or with fellow display icons together with David Bowie and Serge Gainsbourg. Others present her in a few of her key cinematic roles over time, like in Luis Bunuel’s “Tristana” in a shot by Philippe Le Tellier. There are signed originals, reproductions and classic prints among the many choice, unfold between the 2 venues.
A family identify the world over who is thought for being enigmatic off-screen, Deneuve, who will flip 80 in October, is having one thing of a second. She notably featured on the poster for this yr’s Cannes Movie Pageant in a shot from 1968 film “La Chamade.”
The exhibition opens on Wednesday on the Lutetia, the place footage will likely be on present till Sept. 8, and on Thursday on the Galerie de l’Immediate within the Marais, the place they may stay on view till Oct. 1. — ALEX WYNNE
TJAY’S TIEUP: BoohooMan is constant its sequence of collaborations with a brand new assortment.
The style model is teaming up with rapper Lil Tjay to launch an 80-piece style assortment of T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, denims, shorts and different types. The gathering is obtainable on BoohooMan’s web site beginning Tuesday and types vary in worth from $5 to $75.
The gathering provides impartial, earthy colours of beige, sage and orange, in addition to an array of types designed in shades of blue. Standout types embrace a white varsity jacket, a distressed camouflage-patterned vest paired with a grey sweatshirt, a inexperienced acid wash denim jacket and a printed cropped jacket with matching oversize trousers, amongst others.
Lil Tjay first got here into the highlight in 2017 together with his hit track “Resume,” which helped him signal to Columbia Information that yr. His songs have garnered 18 million streams throughout platforms and have gone viral on TikTok, in response to BoohooMan.
The BoohooMan collaboration is supposed to launch along side the rapper’s upcoming album launch, although it doesn’t but have a confirmed launch date.
That is BoohooMan’s newest collaboration with a public determine. Final fall, the style model teamed with rapper Toosii on a 76-piece style assortment. Final yr, BoohooMan launched its newest collaboration with rapper Swae Lee and teamed with Shaquille O’Neal’s sons, Shaqir and Shareef, on a set. — LAYLA ILCHI