Simply because February is behind us doesn’t mean we won’t be continuing the celebration of #BlackGirlMagic, and we ESPECIALLY have to showcase that magic when awesome things happen during Women’s History Month. Well, it’s happened: Willow Smith has officially been named Chanel’s newest brand ambassadress.
An ‘Ambassadress’ is merely the name for a female ambassador (way to fight masculine-power words!) and Willow Smith has recently joined the family of female ambassadors for the French fashion powerhouse. She celebrated her appointment at today’s Chanel show with mom Jada Pinkett Smith.
Hand-selected by Karl Lagerfeld himself, Willow took to the ‘gram to show her appreciation, where she posted this photo:
Her caption read, “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.”
Personally, I am excited that a young lady so comfortable in her beautifully melanin-ed skin has now been recruited to represent one of the longest standing fashion houses of today. Not only can she be an inspiration to women of color being part of the fashion industry, but to the countless young men and women that THEY are beautiful too.
What do you think of Willow Smith being tapped for Chanel’s newest ambassadorship?