Quvenzhane Wallis just landed a new gig as the face of Armani Junior!
According to Pret-a-Reporter, the 10-year-old Oscar nominee is the first major child star to head up Giorgio Armani‘s luxury line for children and teens. She was shot by famed photographer Stefano Azario.
“I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior,” Quvenzhane said in a statement. “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.”
Giorgio Armani said, “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.”
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