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Must Read: Jacquemus to Stage 15th Anniversary Show in Capri, 'The New York Times' Profiles Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Casa Malaparte in Capri.

Photo: Carlo Borlenghi/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Jacquemus to stage 15th anniversary show in Capri
For its 15th anniversary, Jacquemus will host a fashion show on June 10 at Casa Malaparte, a modernist Italian villa in Capri. This is the first time a fashion show will be held at the villa, and Simon Porte Jacquemus chose the location in honor of one of his favorite movies, Jean-Luc Godard’s “Le Mépris” (“Contempt”), which features Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the villa’s rooftop. {WWD/paywalled}

The New York Times profiles Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson talked resigning from Condé Nast, her journey within the fashion industry and speaking her mind in a The New York Times profile written by Vanessa Friedman. Last October, Karefa-Johnson resigned from her position as Vogue‘s global contributing editor at large and now, she’s exploring what her voice in the fashion industry can look like in a post-magazine world. “I was contending with these feelings of like, ‘OK, I’m trying to get to the top and be respected in an industry full of people whose values don’t align with mine, so what does that say about me?'” Karefa-Johnson told The New York Times. “I realized that the only way I could be good with that was if I didn’t hide anymore.” {The New York Times/paywalled}

Ningning for Versace.

Photo: Courtesy of Versace

Aespa’s Ningning is Versace’s newest ambassador
Ningning has been named a global brand ambassador for Versace. Ningning is a K-pop star who made her debut in 2020 with the girl group Aespa. “Versace has always been about pushing boundaries of creative expression and championing those who are confident to express themselves, especially in the music world,” Ningning said in a press release. “That is why being a Versace Brand Ambassador is so exciting for me. I feel a new strong attitude when I wear Versace and I’m excited to share it with everyone in the hope that they too feel confident to share their own strength and power.” {Fashionista inbox}

Grace Ling wins inaugural CFDA/Genesis House AAPI Design + Innovation grant
Designer Grace Ling is the first winner of the CFDA/Genesis House AAPI Design + Innovation grant, and she will receive a grand prize of $100,000. Over five months, the participants were challenged to create a collection emphasizing “the tension and balance between their Asian heritage and modernity,” WWD reported. Ling’s winning collection included three full looks inspired by a femme fatale character and used a 3D-printing process to create one of the looks. {WWD/paywalled}

Lim Ji-Yeon for Loewe Spring 2024.

Photo: David Sims/Courtesy of Loewe

Loewe taps Lim Ji-Yeon as brand ambassador
Korean actor Lim Ji-Yeon is Loewe‘s newest brand ambassador. Ji-Yeon joins fellow ambassadors Taylor Russell and Yang Mi in Loewe’s Spring 2024 campaign photographed by David Sims. “Lim Ji-Yeon’s vibe really aligns with what we do at Loewe,” Jonathan Anderson said in a press release. “She’s a passionate and skilled actress with an amazing ability to connect with her audience on an emotional level.” {Fashionista inbox} 

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Source: Fashionista.com

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