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The Haitian delegation will be dressed at the Paris 2024 Olympics by an Italian-Haitian designer

  • May 14, 2024
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The Haitian delegation will be dressed at the Paris 2024 Olympics by Italian-Haitian fashion designer Stella Jean

In a perfect marriage between Italian elegance and rich Haitian heritage, Italian-Haitian fashion designer Stella Jean was chosen to dress the Haitian delegation during the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This bold choice promises to make Haiti’s colors and cultural diversity shine on the world stage.

Born June 17, 1979 in Rome, Stella Jean quickly rose through the ranks of the fashion industry, becoming the first black Italian designer to gain international attention. Her reputation for fusing classic Italian tailoring with African, Caribbean and Haitian elements has captivated the attention of the fashion world, making her an iconic figure in the industry.

In collaboration with Haitian painter Philippe Dodard, Stella Jean created outfits that capture the very essence of Haitian culture for the opening of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The vibrant patterns and vibrant colors of the clothing reflect the Creole heritage of the island, while the use of traditional artisanal techniques highlights the talent of Haitian artisans.

But Stella Jean’s creations go beyond simple aesthetics. Committed to fighting racism in the fashion industry, she uses her influence to support local artisans and empower struggling communities. With a focus on women’s empowerment, she works to preserve ancestral arts and traditions, while providing sustainable economic opportunities.

Note that the 2024 Summer Olympics mark a historic moment for Paris, which is hosting the event for the third time in its history. This time, it’s a celebration of diversity and inclusion, embodied by the collaboration between Stella Jean, a designer of Italian origin, and the Haitian delegation. Amid intense sporting competition, these iconic outfits will serve as a powerful reminder of the strength of culture and global unity.

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