The 10-year-old Oscar nominee is adding a new gig to her resume — as the face of the Armani Junior brand! Not only is it her first major foray into fashion, but her campaign marks the first time a child star was chosen as the face of the line — how exciting is that?
Quvenzhané Wallis proves that it is never to young to embrace the world of fashion! The adorable 10-year-old has been chosen as the face of Armani Junior, Armani’s luxury brand for children and teens — and she looks like she had so much fun posing for the shoot!
Quvenzhané Wallis’ Armani Junior Campaign — Get Your First Look Here:
Shot by famed photog Stefano Azario, the star was quick to express her excitement over the new gig. “I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior,” she said, in a statement released by the brand. “I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess. When I saw Mr. Armani‘s Prive‘ show in New York, the dresses were so pretty…I had too many favorites. Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that that he was so thoughtful. It’s fun to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothes. It’s young. It’s cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes.”
The talented designer himself also weighed in on why he thought the starlet was the perfect choice to front the Armani Junior line. “Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way,” Giorgio Armani said.
Aside from starring in the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 campaign, the star is gearing up for the Fall 2014 release of her highly anticipated film, Annie — it sure looks like we can expect to see a whole lot of the adorable 10-year-old, as she shows no signs of slowing down!