aespa’s NingNing Is Versace’s Newest Global Brand Ambassador

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Versace just got a new global brand ambassador, and it’s none other than NingNing of the K-pop group aespa.

On February 8, the Italian luxury label took to Instagram to announce the big news. In a black and white photo, NingNing wears a leather suit dress, fastened by buttons adorned with Versace’s signature Medusa head.

Versace’s very own Donatella Versace also shared the news along with a photo of herself and NingNing from the Versace Icons Dinner in Shanghai last October. In the picture, Donatella wears an all-white look with a bodycon dress, knee-high heeled boots, and a shoulder bag while NingNing wears all-black look with a slinky sequined slip dress, strappy heels, and handbag. Along with the images, Donatella shared a heartfelt message about NingNing’s new role in the caption. She wrote, “Today, NingNing joins our Versace family as a Global Brand Ambassador. She is not only a brilliantly talented star, she is a wonderful person. She has a strong, confident vision, incredible energy and talent and she looks amazing wearing our clothes.”

NingNing now joins an incredible line-up of ambassadors for the brand. Also based in Seoul, South Korea, Stray Kids’ Hyunjin became a Versace global ambassador in July 2023. Dua Lipa has been a longtime ambassador as well. She even made her runway debut at the Spring/Summer 2022 show during Milan Fashion Week and created a special collection with the brand last year.

For dedicated aespa fans, nicknamed MY, this news might not come as a major surprise. NingNing has been spotted in Versace a number of times now. In addition to the Versace Icons Dinner in Shanghai, NingNing also repped the brand on the red carpet at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

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"La Passion De Dodin Bouffant" Red Carpet - The 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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As rookies, NingNing and the other members of aespa — Karina, Winter, and Giselle — were named Givenchy’s global brand ambassadors back in 2021. So, this new role as Versace’s global brand ambassador is just the latest of NingNing’s endeavors in fashion.

Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue

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