• Balmain Takes a Stand for Racial Inclusivity at Cannes

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    Balmain has taken a stand at the Cannes Film Festival - dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N'est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.”
    The multimedia project, which includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary directed by Aïssa Maïga, aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. It is a compilation of personal stories shared by Maïga herself, along with actors Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Mata Gabin, Maïmouna Gueye, Eye Haidara, Rachel Khan, Sara Martins, Marie Philomène Nga, Sabine Pakora, Firmine Richard, Sonia...
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  • Balmain Dressed 17 Black Actresses To Challenge Racism In Film

    Balmain Dressed 17 Black Actresses To Challenge Racism In Film

    2 monthes ago - By Refinery29

    Fresh off of dressing Beyoncé for her now-iconic Coachella performance , Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing is helping another Black woman challenge the racism that continues to perpetuate our society. On Wednesday, 16 Black actresses gathered around French film star Aïssa Maïga on the Cannes Film Festival steps - the same ones where Kristen Stewart defiantly challenged the event's outdated dress code - to promote the documentary based on the book Being Black Is Not My Profession , a compilation of various actresses experiences in the movie industry, which Maïga co-authored. To...
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