On Tuesday, December 3 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and French Network In collaboration with the Italian Consulate General welcomed the Creative Director of Dior Maria Grazia Chiuri’s visit to Nigeria in an exclusive evening cocktail event held at the Alliance Francaise Lagos, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Hosted by the critically acclaimed writer herself, the reception featured a masterclass with few Nigerian designers such as Mai Atafo, DZYN, Ladunni Lambo, Amede, Sashes by Kiki Benjamin and Mak Nisy, an exhibition, and a Q&A session where Adichie and Chiuri both spoke about the talent of Nigerian designers, how Chiuri’s love for Chimamanda’s various Nigerian creations brought her here, why Dior’s latest collection was inspired by Cote d’Ivoire and more.
Executive editor of ThisDay Style Ruth Osime, veteran songstress Onyeka Onwenu, former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, fashion blogger Noble Igwe, Fidelity Bank’s CEO Nnamdi Okonkwo and many more were among the public figures who were in attendance.
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