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Must Read: Balenciaga Names First-Ever Brand Ambassadors, Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton Reveal New Coffee Table Book

Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Balenciaga announces its first-ever brand ambassadors 
For the first time in the brand’s history, Balenciaga has announced brand ambassadors. French actor Isabelle Huppert and Thai triple threat PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn have been selected for “their creative work, values and approaches to life,” the brand announced in a statement. Huppert has walked in various Balenciaga runways and starred in several campaigns, including Winter 2023, while Amnuaydechkorn has attended the house’s latest shows. {Fashionista inbox} 

Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton collaborate on retrospective coffee table book
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thom Browne, the American designer and his life partner Andrew Bolton, curator of the Met’s Costume Institute, have collaborated on a special anniversary coffee table book. The commemorative item brings together over 200 images of Browne’s runway looks, specially commissioned photography by Johnny Dufort and an introduction by Bolton, the book’s creative director. “Thom Browne.” will be released in October and is now available to pre-order on and {Fashionista inbox}

Photo: Courtesy of Thom Browne

How fashion brands are capitalizing on the Women’s World Cup
With the increasing popularity of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament — a record 1.5 million tickets have been sold for this summer’s edition — brands are jumping on the opportunity to advertise in front of fans, writes Daniel-Yaw Miller for Business of Fashion. Nike and luxury designer Martine Rose are the latest to hop on the trend, collaborating on a classic unisex capsule designed specifically for the U.S. women’s national team. {Business of Fashion/paywalled}

Glossier announces recipients of 2023 grant for Black-owned beauty businesses
The Glossier Grant Program announced the recipients of this year’s grant, which aims to address the legacy of inequality and exclusion in the beauty industry. Each of the six winners will be paired with Glossier mentorship, gain access to business programming and participate in one-on-one sessions with industry experts, Glossier community partners and even the company’s CEO, Kyle Leahy. The 2023 grantees are: Flora & NoorKushaeMela VitaminsMoodeauxOf Other Worlds and Soss. {Fashionista inbox}

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