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24
Angelina Jolie's new refugee fashion collective will utilize 'deadstock material'
Added 369 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Angelina Jolie's new refugee fashion collective will utilize 'deadstock material'
Here are some photos of Angelina Jolie and Zahara out in New York last week. Angelina clearly misses Zahara like crazy, and in Zahara?s first year at Spelman College, Angelina looked for any excuse to fly to Atlanta to see her daughter, and any time Zahara had time off, Angelina arranged for a girls? trip to New York and more. I assume the trip last week was something fun for Zahara after her spring semester ended.

Meanwhile, at the end of 2022, Jolie stepped down from her position of special envoy to the UNHCR. She had worked with the UNHCR (in different positions) for 21 years. Many of us Jolie-stans wondered what she would do next, whether she would work for some smaller refugee organization. Well, we?re getting an answer? sort of. Angelina has announced that she?s starting Atelier Jolie, which is a fashion collective which will employ refugees and hopefully utilize some refugee fashion creatives.

The actress, director, and former United Nations goodwill ambassador and special envoy is launching Atelier Jolie, a new purpose-driven brand that will utilize deadstock and tap into the abilities of ?refugees and other talented, under-appreciated groups, with positions of dignity based on skill.?

Jolie posted the news on her Instagram account, writing, ?I?m starting something new today?a collective where everyone can create Atelier Jolie is a place for creative people to collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors, pattern makers, and artisans from around the world. It stems for my appreciation and deep respect for the many tailors and makers I?ve worked with over the years, a desire to make use of the high quality vintage material and deadstock material already available, and also to be part of a movement to cultivate more self-expression.?

More than 100 million tons of textile waste dead-end in landfills every year. Atelier Jolie seems designed to address that crisis. According to the brand website: ?You will be able to repair or upcycle pieces from your closet you wish to revive, perfecting fit, breathing new life into what could have been thrown away, and creating quality heirloom garments with personal meaning.?

The mention of refugees is intriguing given the end last week of Title 42, a pandemic-era measure that allowed authorities to quickly turn back migrants on public health grounds. The U.S. could see record numbers of asylum seekers moving forward. Whatever Atelier Jolie becomes, Jolie is particularly well-placed to disrupt in this area.

[From Vogue]

I wonder if this collective is going to be LA-based or international or what. How are they getting their hands on ?deadstock? and what will the larger organization look like? I don?t doubt Angelina, but it just sounds like a huge project. Perhaps she?s already employing refugee creatives to work out this enormous undertaking. It will be interesting to see? a collective making sack dresses out of deadstock. Please, let some of those refugee stylists get ahold of Angelina and get her to wear some different silhouettes!

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MAY
24
Scarlett Johansson wore a pink Prada at the Cannes 'Asteroid City' premiere
Added 369 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Scarlett Johansson wore a pink Prada at the Cannes 'Asteroid City' premiere
Wes Anderson?s latest film, Asteroid City, will be released theatrically in mid-June. The film got its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and if you ask me, Cannes should have made this the opening night film (instead of that Johnny Depp catastrophe). Wes Anderson always has star-studded ensemble casts and this one is no different. The film stars (in no particular order) Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Carrell, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Maya Hawke, Edward Norton, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Rupert Friend, Hong Chau, Rita Wilson and like twenty other actors you would recognize. You can see the trailer here (it?s charming, as all of Wes Anderson?s films are).

Here are some photos from the Cannes premiere last night. Scarlett was there with her husband Colin Jost, and a very strange Prada dress. I?m aghast at her styling too bright orange-red lipstick with this pale Pink dress? Ugh. Maya Hawke also wore Prada, and if you ask me, both women?s dresses have severe darting issues. Also: Adrien Brody is still with Georgina Chapman, and she was there at the premiere.

Other notables at the premiere: Julia Garner in a vibrant emerald Gucci and Brie Larson in a feathered Chanel. I?m so disappointed in Brie?s Cannes fashion. When she was appointed to the Cannes jury, she must have just called up Chanel and asked them for whatever they had laying around. That?s what it looks like she?s wearing the dregs which no one else wanted. Julia looks amazing.

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