Mr. Armani chose the young actress because he was drawn to her personality and positive energy. “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,” stated the designer. “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.
“I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior,” the actress said, in a statement released by the brand. “I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow!”
Wallis famously wore an Armani navy tulle gown and shawl to the Oscars in 2013, the year she was a nominee. “I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars,” Wallis gushed. “It made me feel like a princess…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.”
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