Watch Willow Smith’s daydream-inspired Chanel shoot

Photographer Ben Toms captures Dazed 25th anniversary cover star, Willow Smith, as she showcases Chanel’s 2017 resort collection

TextAnna DeWolfPhotographyBen TomsStylingRobbie Spencer

Dazed’s 25th anniversary cover star Willow Smith showcases Chanel’s 2017 Resort collection in short film by Ben Toms, styled by Dazed creative director Robbie Spencer. The shoot appears in full in Dazed’s 25th anniversary issue, alongside an interview by her friend Amandla Stenberg, which can be read here.

Earlier in the year, the French house announced Willow as their newest ambassador, and she’s since starred in their eyewear campaign. It’s clearly an appointment which means a huge amount to Willow, who has been active in highlighting the exclusive nature of western beauty ideals. In her interview in Dazed’s autumn/winter issue, she told Amandla, “I need to give love and confidence to black girls... that’s why it’s so amazing that Chanel picked me to be their ambassador, because it stretches the ideals of beauty. And it stretches what other people think that Chanel thinks is beauty, and what society as a whole thinks is beauty.”