Olympia Ohanian Landed Her First Fashion Campaign Alongside Her Mom
It didn't take long for Alexis Olympia Ohanian to follow in her mom's very fashionable footsteps. The 3-year-old stars alongside her mother, Serena Williams, in Stuart Weitzman's Footsteps to Follow campaign, which features the label's Spring 2021 collection of boots and sandals. Williams, who continues in her role as Stuart Weitzman's global spokeswoman, is no stranger to the modeling world, but the new campaign marks the very first time that she's modeled alongside her daughter — and it's Olympia's very first fashion modeling job, too.
"I just felt like it was an opportunity because Olympia and I have been spending so much time together. Olympia is trying on my shoes all the time, it's so fun — she loves to try them on and we play in them," Williams told WWD. "I have a red pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes that she loves and there is the new Lyla style with a toe ring in leopard print that's one of her favorites."
Described as "high-fashion, high-function essentials," the collection includes a pair of shiny white Chelsea boots with a thick, chunky lug sole and sandals that'll have fans dreaming of warm weather and beach vacations. Williams and Olympia wear sleek, graphic black and white outfits in the campaign (photographed by Ethan James Green), matching in what may be the cutest mommy-and-me shoot, ever. A statement from Stuart Weitzman describes the footwear as the perfect addition to a woman's perfectly curated wardrobe.
"I created this collection with an intentional, artful approach to design, engineering and craftsmanship," Edmundo Castillo, Stuart Weitzman's Global Head of Design, told E! News. "The styles offer a renewed and emboldened sense of functionality and fashion to elevate the casual elegance of the modern woman."
Stuart Weitzman also shared very cute behind-the-scenes shots from the photo shoot, including Olympia trying on some decidedly not-child-sized animal-print sandals and taking a break between setups. Judging by how great the campaign looks, this won't be her last campaign.