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25 May

Dua Lipa puts the world to rights (along with

(Thibaut Grevet)

Dua Lipa says she believes Britain wouldn’t be what it’s today without immigrants, because the singer unveiled her fashion collection with Donatella Versace.

She presented her summer collaboration with the legendary dressmaker within the hills above Cannes. Stars watching on on the Château de la Croix des Gares included Lewis Hamilton, Simone Ashley, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,

In an interview released today, Lipa, 27, whose parents emigrated from Kosovo to London before she was born, said blaming immigrants for problems was “very polarising”.

“The UK wouldn’t be what it was if it wasn’t for immigrants,” she told Dazed summer magazine. “It feels so short-sighted to not appreciate and see the wonder in that. It’s very obscure where a whole lot of governments are coming from in blaming crime on people coming in from different countries.”

 (Thibaut Grevet)

(Thibaut Grevet)

She wore pieces from her collection with Versace for a photoshoot for the magazine, and said women working within the music industry are treated higher now but conditions are still “not perfect”.

She was inspired in her pop profession by stars including Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez, and said women working in music now have higher record deals and more females working behind the scenes with their best interests at heart.

But tabloid attention and social media does make life in the general public eye difficult, she admitted.

 (Thibaut Grevet)

(Thibaut Grevet)

“Social media has its downfalls, however it’s a very great way for people to take their very own rhetoric into their very own hands,” she said. “But music, it’s not perfect. I don’t know once we’ll get to an ideal place, however it’s definitely higher than it was before.”

Lipa has began spreading her wings into acting by starring in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie alongside Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu. She’s going to play Mermaid Barbie and can also be behind the soundtrack, which can be released on Friday.

 (Thibaut Grevet)

(Thibaut Grevet)

She said the film will challenge the audience’s idea of what Barbie represents. “Barbie, the doll, has this concept of what perfection needs to be. The film — and there’s a whole lot of diversity within the forged — shows a special story.”

Lipa said she had change into firm friends with Versace, adding: “It’s one among the very rare occasions where I work with someone and it really is precisely the way you envision it. We text lots, and she or he had such incredible input. She wants you to feel amazing — and she or he wants you to be heard.”

Read the complete interview on dazeddigital.com. Dazed summer 2023 issue is on sale from Thursday, June 8

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