As confident as Chimamanda! When renowned Nigerian Author Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie isn’t busy making life changing valedictory speeches at some of the worlds best Ivy League universities or winning prestigious literary awards(2018 PEN Pinter award winner) or interviewing world leaders, she is busy attending and rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the international fashion and luxury community like her personal friend Maria Grazia Chiuri; the creative director of Dior. Just like Chimamanda, the Italian designer is a feminist and believes that women should have equal rights as men, hence the devotion to the outspoken Nigerian author and her work. Back in 2017, when Maria made her big first debut at Paris Fashion Week, some of her sartorial Dior designs featured quotes by Chimamanda (See here). That was a big deal for me and the rest of the world!
Since Maria’s appointment and her big debut in 2017, Chimamanda has shown her support to the creative genius by attending all of her fashion shows in Paris. This year was no exception, she landed in Paris right on time to attend the brands Fall Haute Couture show.
For the fashion event, Chimamanda ditched the brands regular “Show up looking sanguine in Dior” theme and confidently struck a pose in some Made in Nigeria luxury. Talk about being patriotic! A white sleeveless top paired with a pink satin pants with white floral lace appliques by acclaimed Nigerian designer Laduni Lambo.
She finished off her look with some gold pointed heels and accessorized with a signature white neckerchief. I think she looks amazing and she is really doing great work promoting the African Fashion across the globe. Lets make her a fashion ambassador already!
See the Dior Haute Couture Collection here.