Quvenzhane Wallis Models for First Armani Junior Ad Campaign: Picture

Celebrity Style May. 22, 2014 AT 1:25PM
Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Jr Quvenzhane Wallis models for Armani Junior in an adorable new ad campaign. Credit: Courtesy of Armani Jr

Quvenzhané Wallis may just be the world's most successful 10-year-old. 

The 12 Years a Slave actress was just named the face of Armani Junior, making her one of the youngest celebrities to model for a luxury brand. Wallis already holds the title of the youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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It was announced on Thursday, May 22, that Wallis will represent Giorgio Armani's junior line in a series of advertisements promoting the brand's Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection. 

"Quvenzhané is so talented despite her young age," the designer said in a release. "She is a child who has the natural ability to play many different roles. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits that I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be a the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhané made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way."

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Wallis chimed in, "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!"

She has traded in her puppy purse for a real-life pup and a little bit of Armani for the first-look photo.

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Wallis is dressed in an immaculately fitted black suit with a peplum hem on the jacket. Under the blazer, she wears a white collared shirt. The formal look is accessorized with dark stockings and black flats adorned with a bow. 

This isn't the first time that the Annie star has worn Armani. She chose a dark blue gown from the designer for the 2013 Academy Awards.

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"I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars," Wallis continued. "It made me feel like a princess. When I saw Mr. Armani's Privé 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 he was so thoughtful. It's fun now to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothing. It's young. It's cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes now, for sure."

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