The 15-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, of course, brought the cool factor to the front row. Bringing her dad as her date, the face of Chanel eyewear wore a metallic blue leather two-piece paired with brown and white brogues. Willow sported matching blue eyeshadow and fingerless leather gloves a la Karl Lagerfeld to finish off her unique look.
Following the show, the "Whip My Hair" singer opened up to the Telegraph about the importance of her ambassadorship with Chanel.
"It’s not every day that a 15 year-old black girl with dreads gets elected to be the Chanel ambassador," she told the Telegraph. "I know a lot of girls that look like me feel that they’re not beautiful and feel like they don’t have a place in the media or a place in the world."
She continued, "I want them to know that’s not true, and if you’re confident and you love yourself then everything you see, your perception, will start to change and you’ll see things differently. I want to show those girls that might not think they’re beautiful but they are."
Will Smith,Willow Smith and Karl Lagerfeld attend the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show on July 5, 2016 in Paris.
And indeed, Chanel's past global ambassadors — Blake Lively, Lily-Rose Depp, Kristen Stewart, to name a few — along with its faces and muses — Vanessa Paradis, Ines de la Fressange, Nicole Kidman — have been Caucasian, except for Pharrell Williams. And while POC have been named "ambassadors" to the brand, they are usually for specific markets, for example, Zhou Xun as Chanel's China brand ambassador.
As the Telegraph puts it, "Working with Chanel makes Willow an ambassador not just for a major French fashion brand, but for a more universally diverse approach to aspiration and beauty."
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