Willow Smith Named Fashion Icon by Derek Lam in Vogue

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011

From C+C — It’s quite an accomplishment to be named a fashion icon by a well-respected designer. That achievement is even more commendable when you haven’t even celebrated your 11th birthday yet.

Young starlet Willow Smith achieved that distinction when Derek Lam named her a fashion icon in Vogue Magazine. Of Willow’s spirited fashion and imaginative beauty looks, Derek said: “Naturally talented, charismatic, unblemished optimism, with the whole wide world open to her possibilities and abilities. I think she is the future-forward American icon” when asked to name a person he considers a fashion icon for Vogue Magazine.

The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow is lauded for her funky, fearless sense of style from her heart-shaped braid in “Whip My Hair” music video to her pink Converse sneaker-pants at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

She has named Rihanna as one of her fashion inspirations and Mariel Haenn as her stylist.

What do you think of Derek Lam naming Willow Smith a fashion icon?

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