A family who slays together stays together! Following in the footsteps of her movie star parents, Will and Jada Smith, and big bro Jaden (who recently modeled Louis Vuitton's Women’s RTW Spring ’16 collection), the youngest in the Smith clan, Willow Smith, has gone from whippin her hair back and forth in the R&B world, to slaying in the fashion industry! Over the years we have watched Willow develop her own quirky and eccentric style that has now landed her as the new face of Chanel. Songstress, actress, model, and now the first black Chanel Ambassadress, Smith has a repertoire of talents that is not to be reckoned with… and all before her sweet 16! Being appointed by Karl Lagerfeld himself, at the tender age of 15, merely 6 months after signing with IMG is groundbreaking! This young lady is surely being groomed for super-stardom.
Lagerfeld broke the news during Chanel’s F/W 2016 show, at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, Mach 8, 2016. Following the announcement, Willow later expressed her excitement and gratitude, on an Instagram photo of her and Lagerfeld, captioned: “Thank you Karl Lagerfeld and the entire team at Chanel for expanding the perceptions of “beauty” by picking me to be the new Chanel ambassador. I am honored. #BLACKGIRLMAGIC”.
As one of the most recognizable fashion houses in the world, Chanel definitely caused a sensation of utter culture shock with this move. Current Chanel faces include Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp and Cara Delevigne. The world will be watching closely to see how Lagerfeld utilizes Smith's many talents, considering her April cover of W Magazine cover alongside Zendaya and Kiernan Shipka with the headline, "Next in Line." Either way it will definitely be interesting to see Willow Smith join the Chanel clique, and spread her #BlackGirlMagic, in signature tweed and pearls of course!