*Child actress Quvenzhane Wallis, Academy-Award nominee for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is the face of Armani Junior.
She’s the first youth to be the face of a luxury brand.
She worked with photographer Stefano Azario — embodying various outfits kind of like characters with humor and joy.
“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!”
Wallis shared her excitement working for Giorgio Armani.
“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,” she said.
And her thoughts toward Armani himself?
“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 feelings toward each other were mutual.
“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,” Armani said.
He added, “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.”