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13 Dec

L.A. Mayor Picks Sergio Hudson and Burberry Taps Jun Ji-hyun

HUDSON’S WIN: Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass suited up in Sergio Hudson for her inauguration on Sunday.

The primary female mayor of L.A., Bass was sworn in by the primary female U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, who introduced her as “Madame Mayor.”

The ceremony featured gospel duo Mary Mary, singer Chloe Bailey and poet Amanda Gorman, in addition to Stevie Wonder, who performed “Keep Our Love Alive” and “Living for the City.”

For the occasion, Bass wore Hudson’s vibrant blue one-button blazer and skirt suit.

Karen Bass arrives to her mayoral inauguration in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2022. Bass is the forty third mayor of L.A. and the primary woman mayor of the town. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Every day News via Getty Images)

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It was just the most recent in a protracted line of power-dressing moves by the L.A. designer, who burst onto the national scene when former First Lady Michelle Obama wore his burgundy pantsuit to the inauguration of President Joe Biden in 2021. Hudson also dressed Harris in a black sequined cocktail dress and tuxedo overcoat for the inaugural ball.

Hudson said Bass already owned the pantsuit, and requested a skirt to wear to the event.

“I bumped into someone who works for her recently while I used to be holiday shopping. We exchanged numbers and she or he reached out and said Karen desires to wear the suit, but she desires to wear a skirt,” Hudson said. “So I had my people in Recent York undergo archives, we found the material and we made the skirt. My assistant flew it within the day before she wore it. It was a proud moment for me and my team.”

The wool gabardine suit was from a 2021 collection. “She’s a Democrat so, in fact, she desired to wear blue, but this was brighter, more tropical, to represent Southern California,” Hudson said. “L.A. has been excellent to me, so I loved having the ability to do something to represent L.A.”

While many political women have chosen power pantsuits in recent times, Harris selected a skirt suit.

“It’s a pencil skirt but it surely’s not as tight,” Hudson said. “At this point we now have lots of experience making things for girls in office, not only former first ladies, but women in power. They don’t want their clothes to be the primary a part of the conversation but they’re women and so they like fashion, so you might have to offer them a bit of something,” he said.

Asked why his brand appeals to female power players, he said, “It’s the stance we’ve taken on being an American sportswear brand and changing what that appears like. When people see my clothes, it represents a recent generation of what’s here but in addition something they’re conversant in. That’s why we’ve change into a go-to.”

Bass defeated L.A. businessman and shopping center magnate Rick Caruso in an election during which Caruso spent $100 million of his own funds.

On the inauguration, she described an “inflection point” within the history of a city hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, a high cost of living, climate change and the homelessness crisis. But, she added, “L.A. magic continues to be here.” — BOOTH MOORE

STAR SIGNING: Burberry has tapped famed South Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun to star within the brand’s festive campaign.

Standing against a black background, the Burberry brand ambassador since September showcased other ways to decorate for the vacation season for various occasions.

Jun Ji-hyun starring in Burberry festive campaign

Jun Ji-hyun starring in Burberry festive campaign


She wore the brand’s signature beige trenchcoat with the equestrian knight patterns underneath a leather jacket. In the opposite images, she paired a cardigan knitted with cute animal motifs with a pair of sparking shoes and a metal-embellished TB shoulder bag, a glance which may work for Christmas parties in Seoul.

Jun also sported a voluminous curly shearling coat on top of a waxed cotton jacket and an identical miniskirt. She accomplished the look with a pair of leather boots and a monogrammed shoulder bag.

Jun Ji-hyun starring in Burberry festive campaign

Jun Ji-hyun starring in Burberry festive campaign.


Within the last image, Jun placed on an oversize cashmere scarf with the equestrian knight design on top of her leather trench.

Jun rose to prominence across Asia with the romantic comedy film “My Sassy Girl” in 2001. Since then she has maintained a high-profile profession. Her most notable projects include the Netflix zombie thriller “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” and “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.” — TIANWEI ZHANG

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