Willow Smith stuns in black for V Magazine’s June 2021 Digital cover. Photographed by Domen & Van de Velde, she wears a Valentino dress and Rockstud Alcove bag with Cartier watches. Stylist Nicola Formichetti highlights fashion-forward looks inspired by her rock and roll aesthetic.
The looks exclusively feature Valentino’s Roman Palazzo Collection as well as Cartier jewelry. For beauty, makeup artist Raoul Alejandre works on eye-catching eyeshadow with hair by Vernon Francois.
In her interview, Willow talks about making rock music as a black woman, being inspired by mother Jada, her musical upbringing, and more. Alexis White from Straight Line Stitch interviews the young talent. White is an idol for Willow and a pioneer for black women in the punk-rock scene.
Cover Shoot: Willow Smith for V Magazine 2021 Digital
Willow Smith on Being Inspired by Mother Jada Pinkett-Smith
I think that seeing my mom on stage and how she commanded the music and the band just made me see ‘That’s what I want to be. I want to be that strong woman who is putting it all out there on the stage.’”Willow Smith