Dior has tapped Yara Shahidi as its latest international model ambassador.
The 21-year-old actress and activist would be the face of the design home’s girls’s vogue and cosmetics, representing the designs created by Dior girls’s inventive director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Dior picture director of make-up, Peter Philips.
Shahidi beforehand labored with Dior this 12 months for International Women’s Day on the design home’s second installment of Dior Stands With Women, the female-led training and empowerment initiative created by the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. For the initiative, Shahidi appeared in portraits and movies speaking about her private journey with activism.
“What we know to be true is that so many young women aren’t given the space to be heard consistently, to feel as though people are genuinely taking the time to understand what they’re saying,” Shahidi stated in her video. “And so when I go in to fight for what I believe is right, or what I believe is crucial to a certain project, I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of.”
Dior has just lately tapped a number of different distinguished figures as model ambassadors, together with actress Christian Serratos, Blackpink’s Jisoo, mannequin Iris Law and actress Nina Dobrev, amongst others.
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