Beast of a Southern Wild actress Quvenzhane Wallis is the youngest actress to ever receive a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. For the 2013 Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Giorgio Armani collaborated with the young actress to produce two custom Armani Junior gowns.
Outfitting Wallis marks Giorgio Armani’s first red carpet appearance featuring his Armani Junior collection. She wear a custom midnight blue gown, encrusted with iridescent black, navy and silver jewels scattered across the multi-layered tulle skirt. The back of the dress is accentuated with a large black and navy tulle bow that billows into the voluminous skirt, creating an ethereal effect.