Must Read: 'Marie Claire' Announces New Interview Podcast, Dion Lee Goes Into Voluntary Administration

Nikki Ogunnaike<p>Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images</p>
Nikki Ogunnaike

Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Marie Claire announces new interview podcast
Marie Claire is releasing a podcast: "Nice Talk" hosted by U.S. Editor-in-Chief Nikki Ogunnaike and sponsored by Ebay. It will feature candid conversations with women tastemakers, athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs on fashion, culture and power. "With 'Nice Talk,' we're opening up a group chat that embraces diverse perspectives around the issues that matter most to women, and where all parties walk away feeling empowered," Ogunnaike said in a statement. "Nice Talk" will be available to stream on Apple Podcasts starting Thursday, May 30. {Fashionista inbox}

Dion Lee goes into voluntary administration
Dion Lee voluntarily appointed Australian insolvency firm DVT Group administrator Antony Resnick to take control of its operations. The decision came after Australian retailer Cue — which acquired a large share of the brand in 2013 — withdrew its partnership. The move ostensibly allows Dion Lee to remain running instead of ceasing operations and Resnick will reportedly "urgently assess all options" relating to the brand's significant U.S. business. {Vogue Business}

Why simple summer dresses have egregiously different price tags
The Cut's Chantal Fernandez investigated the financial differences between simple summer dresses. She took six different dresses — from Shein, Fashion Nova, House of CB, Staud, Ronny Kobo and Tove — ranging in price from $14 to $754 to be analyzed by a garment developer, who broke down the glaring differences in quality and construction. Fernandez concluded that even the highest quality (and most expensive) dress could have been priced lower based on those factors, but sometimes the cost is "about chasing a fantasy" or "finding something that will work for more than one of the four weddings you have coming up." {The Cut}

Dior names 15 female athletes as brand ambassadors ahead of Olympics
Dior has announced 15 international female athletes as brand ambassadors ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games: Fencers Sara Balzer, Misaki Emura, Arianna Errigo, Rossella Fiamingo, Andreea Mogoș, Loredana Trigilia, Beatrice Vio Grandis and Alice Volpi; judoka Clarisse Agbégnénou; swimmer Emma McKeon; surfer Carissa Moore; soccer player Alex Morgan; boxer Estelle Mossely; skateboarder Louise-Aïna Taboulet and sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah. Dior's goal is to weave "exceptional new dialogues with fascinating international athletes who embody ultimate audacity and are driven by a desire to surpass oneself," a press release states. See them all (with the exception of McKeon) below. {Fashionista inbox}

<p>Soccer Player Alex Morgan is a new Dior ambassador. Photo: Lindsay Ellary/Courtesy of Dior</p>

Soccer Player Alex Morgan is a new Dior ambassador. Photo: Lindsay Ellary/Courtesy of Dior

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Cartier Women's Initiative Awardees with Karlie Kloss<p>Photo: Mao Chung/Courtesy of Cartier</p>
Cartier Women's Initiative Awardees with Karlie Kloss

Photo: Mao Chung/Courtesy of Cartier

Cartier announces 2024 Women's Initiative awardees
On Thursday, Cartier announced the 11 first-place awardees of its impact entrepreneurship program, the Cartier Women's InitiativeELSA by Marlene Molero Suárez, GeekPack by Julia Taylor, Biophilica by Mira Nameth, Solid'Africa by Isabelle Kamariza, 9ijakids by Titi Adewusi, GREEN WATECH by Salma Bougarrani, SAIB by Jiwon Park, DigitalPaani by Mansi Jain, Girls That Invest by Simran Kaur, NousQ by Lynne Lim and BlindLook by Sadriye Görece. This year's theme was "Forces of Good," as the awardees were judged on creating initiatives that collectively address crucial social and environmental challenges in a way that collectively inspires a better future. {Fashionista inbox}

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