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BLACKPINK’s Lisa Just Got A New Job At Celine

Great news for BLACKPINK and Lisa stans today, the juggernaut K-pop star was just announced as a Global Ambassador for Celine. And ukw? It’s :clap::skin-tone-3: what :clap::skin-tone-3: she :clap::skin-tone-3: deserves :clap::skin-tone-3: The multihyphenate dancer-singer-rapper has been a fixture at Celine runway shows in the past and the new deal cements both their relationship and Lisa’s standing as a global fashion icon. She’s also the first global ambassador to be appointed during Hedi Slimane’s tenure at the fashion house. (Please refrain from ‘Old Celine’ comments rn, we’re celebrating a woman of colour’s win today.)

“To me, Celine is unrivalled, and Hedi Slimane has such a multifaceted talent—from clothing design to photography,” Lisa said of her ambassadorship. “He creates this rare, incredible, and desirable world through his vision. I’m always inspired by his work. It’s truly an honour and pleasure to be able to work with Hedi as Celine’s first ambassador.”

To ingurate the official partnership, Slimane himself got behind the lens to photograph Lisa. The black-and-white portraits that resulted are gorg, and we’re suddenly considering a fringe, yet again. The fashion houses’ Instagram account also shared a selfportrait Lisa shot of herself.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know the other members of BLACKPINK also have some high profile fashion relationships. As well as being a new face of Celine, Lisa also became Bvlgari’s ambassador for Korea, her bandmates’ relationships include Jennie for Chanel, Jisoo for Dior, and Rosé for Yves Saint Laurent.

Another stunning win for more diverse representation in fashion came from Moschino today, who announced Aaron Philip as the face of Moschino’s AW20 campaign. She was the first Black, transgender, and physically disabled model to be signed to a major agency and this importance of this campaign can’t be understated.

Taking to Instagram to celebrate, the model shared: “I’ve been too shell shocked to try and say anything prolific, but this is SUCH A BIG DEAL BEING A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON/MODEL IN A CAMPAIGN LIKE THIS. I really am so so very happy & I hope the community is too! This is the start! More REAL space for us!”

Speaking to Dazed last year, Philip talked about her goals within the industry, “My goal is normalising the presence of disabled people, women/femmes who are trans and gender nonconforming trans people so that we can simply work, exist and be authentically valued in the high fashion industry and the world itself as a whole.” And it’s safe to say that with this campaign, she’s exceeding all expectations.

Monisha Rudhran (@monishamay) is a writer and chronic Pisces. Formerly at Syrup, she's now a Digital Content Producer at ELLE and marie claire Australia. She’s into trying to be a better person and sparkling water.