Quvenzhane is first child celeb to rep luxury label

Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Junior
Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Junior

The 10-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, known for her Oscar-nominated performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been named the face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s line for children and teens.

Wallis is the first child celebrity to be the face of a luxury label.

“Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age,” said the designer Giorgio Armani in a statement. “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.”

Published: May 31, 2014 04:00 AM