On the heels of Chanel's fall 2016 runway show in Paris, the French fashion house announced on Tuesday that Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Cool Teen Willow Smith as the brand's newest ambassadress. The 15-year-old actress, singer and dancer joins the ranks of Lily-Rose Depp, Blake Lively, Elle Fanning, Kristen Stewart and many others who have had the opportunity — or fashionable duty — to sit front row at Chanel's shows (as Smith did on Tuesday for the first time, alongside her mother Jada), attend Chanel-hosted soirées and wear Chanel whenever an ambassadress pleases.
Smith showed her gratitude for her new role on Instagram with a photo of her and Lagerfeld at Paris's Grand Palais. The caption reads: "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."
Smith and the legendary designer met for the first time in 2014, when Lagerfeld photographed her for an issue of V Magazine. With recent fashion gigs that include snagging a modeling contract with The Society Management, starring in a Marc Jacobs campaign and landing her own cover with i-D, Smith is a natural fit for Chanel. We can't wait to see how she'll add the brand's latest pieces into her own one-of-a-kind personal style.