Precious Lee, Hailey Bieber Front Versace Ad Campaign

MEDUSA MUSE: Precious Lee is joining Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner in Versace’s new advertising campaign, debuting on Jan. 12.

After modeling for the brand’s spring 2021 runway show in September, Lee returned to her underwater fantasy-themed Versace dress and posed with the label’s new La Medusa handbag, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. In addition to her, Bieber and Jenner, Mona Tougaard, Mica Argañaraz, Raphael Balzer and Simone Bricchi are also featured in the brightly colored images, which are flanked by a short video.

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Lee posted the same image thanking “Queen @donatella_versace” for her support. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for raising the bar. I know how much this means and I will always cherish it. Not one little black girl can say they can’t because we can, we always could and when you stay true, you will,” read the caption.

As for Bieber, the spring 2021 ad marks the second time she fronts a Versace campaign, after she was tapped as the face of the brand’s Dylan Turquoise fragrance last year.

In addition to releasing the new campaign, this week the company further expanded its retail network. After launching locations in London, Dubai and Moscow recently, on Monday the brand opened a store on Zurich’s tony Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue.

Spanning across 2,196 square feet, the unit showcases both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories over two floors. Designed by French architect Gwenael Nicolas — founder of Tokyo-based multidisciplinary creative studio Curiosity and already behind the interior concept of the new Versace flagships in London and at the Dubai Mall shopping destination — the location features sleek white marble counters and blue calcite stone shelves, custom-made eucalyptus wood flooring covered with plush golden and blue carpets and golden metal finishes running through the different areas.

Inside Versace’s new store in Zurich. Courtesy of Versace

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