Quvenzhané Wallis is the new face of Armani Junior. The 10-year-old already has a number of distinctions under her belt. She is currently in the history books as the youngest oscar-nominee ever for her portrayal of Hush puppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," and she'll be reinventing an iconic role this December.
Now Armani Junior has tapped young Quvenzhané to be the face of their brand. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "she is the first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury brand.'
Here what the star and the brand had to say about their partnership.
Says Giorgio Armani: "Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness toward 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."
Says Wallis: "I'm so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. 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."
Kimberly Foster is the Founder and Editor of COLOURES. Email or Follow @KimberlyNFoster