‘I just felt so empowered’

Willow Smith says that she wore lingerie for the first time when she appeared in the Savage x Fenty runway show.

During Tuesday’s episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, who hosts the show alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris (also known as Gammy) and 20-year-old daughter, said that Willow had some transformations this year. “You really stepped into your womanhood and you basically showed the world your transformation during your [Savage x Fenty] strut,” the Girls Trip star said.



a man standing on a stage: Willow Smith struts during Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)


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Willow Smith struts during Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)

Willow modeled a lacy black bra and panty set along with fishnet stockings and a silky black robe during the October exhibition, which aired on Amazon Prime. She accessorized with Doc Martens and silver jewelry.

With this being her first experience with lingerie, Willow recalled feeling out of place.

“I walked in and the dancers are just like dancing and they’re sweating and it’s super hot and heavy and…as soon as I got in there I was like ‘Oh God, maybe I can’t handle this. Maybe this is not my place.’ That comes from my insecurity, but I put on the clothes and I looked at myself and I said ‘you’re gonna go out there and you’re gonna vibe it out,’” Willow said.



Willow Smith standing on a court: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: In this image released on October 2, Willow Smith is seen onstage during Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 02: In this image released on October 2, Willow Smith is seen onstage during Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)

Willow added that she FaceTimed Jada to show her what she was slated to wear for the show.

“But I had already seen the outfits, alright? So I knew she was going to be in lingerie, right? She was like, ‘Mom, this is what I’m wearing.’ I was like, ‘Yes! Let them have it, Willow!” Jada remembered.



Willow Smith sitting on a stage: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: In this image released on October 2, Willow Smith is seen onstage during Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 02: In this image released on October 2, Willow Smith is seen onstage during Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video)

“I was surprised! I was very surprised because I had never worn lingerie in my entire life,” Willow continued. “My first time, in front of the whole world, ever wearing lingerie. Ever. I just felt so empowered. I felt like I was stepping into my…year of me, like, becoming a woman. I just want to continue to get more confident and just [get] more comfortable in my own skin.”

“I’m just proud of the young woman you’re becoming,” Jada praised.

At the time, the show was praised for its representation and body positivity, with Lizzo, Demi Moore, Normani, Indya Moore, Rosalía and more all in it.

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