Blackpink's Jisoo is named a Dior ambassador for fashion and beauty

The K-pop singer inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri for the French fashion house's autumn 2021 collection

Jisoo from K-pop band Blackpink inspired Dior's latest Autumn 2021 collection. Instagram
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Singer Jisoo from popular K-pop band Blackpink has been named a global ambassador of fashion and beauty for French luxury fashion house Dior.

A post on Dior's official Instagram account confirmed the collaboration, stating the South Korean singer, whose full name is Kim Ji-soo, "embodies with her singular audacity the House's modernity and the passionate creativity of @MariaGraziaChiuri".

It adds that Grazia Chiuri, Dior's creative director, was inspired by the musician for her autumn 2021 collection.

"Jisoo will also perfectly incarnate the empowering makeup created by @PeterPhilipsMakeup," the post continues.

A second post says the Blackpink star "perfectly encapsulates Dior's contemporary femininity".

Grazia Chiuri cites the Kill This Love singer as a "key inspiration" for the autumn 2021 collection, noting the "underlying boldness to [the line] that's felt when the garment is worn. I myself may seem calm on the exterior, but as an artist I exert a more powerful attitude on stage."

Jisoo was already a global ambassador for Dior Beauty, and represents Dior Fashion within South Korea, but this news confirms she is also now a global ambassador for Dior Fashion.

Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2016. It consists of made up of Jisoo, 26, Jennie, 25, Rose, 24, and Lisa, 23.

They became the first K-pop group to perform at Coachella music festival and to have two music videos with more than 1.2 billion views.

They released their debut Korean-language studio album, The Album, in October 2020.

This was the group's first full-length work since their debut in 2016.