Ellen DeGeneres is a funny lady, a flawless talk show host and a fashionable gal providing unisex outfit inspo for everyone. So it’s really no surprise that after making our wishes come true by launching her own lifestyle brand ED at the beginning of the month, she’s already sharing details on her next project. Because what can’t she do?! Ever since she announced a collab with Gap Kids back in May, there haven’t been many details coming our way — until now. It features an impressive roster of young ladies that could steal the attention away from the clothes.
Vogue UK recently shared a first look at GapKids x ED (debuting August 17), a collection aimed at encouraging young girls to embrace and celebrate their individuality and to find their own voices. The advice-giver shared with the publication she decided to partner with the brand because “Gap has always encouraged people to be themselves, and I love that they have the same values that I have: to be true to who you are and to wear cute pants.” The trendy and expression-permitting outfits definitely look like they are getting those values across. Even more so thanks to the tiny, eye-catching models.
Yep, though the previewed outfits make us wish they came in adult sizes, what stands out the most about this shoot are the models. Ellen and the Gap team chose “inspiring real-life girls” to participate in the campaign shoot. If you think they look cool and are already making names for themselves in this world, that’s because they are. The real-life girls have impressive resumes: from pro-skateboarders to a young entrepreneur to a professional drummer and even a 9-year-old engineer of prosthetic hands. Ellen is not playing around, and she’s giving us major #squadgoals feels.
It appears she chose impressive little ladies like these ones because she saw something in them that she sees in herself. She elaborated on that thought to Vogue UK: “I know from my own experience that nothing makes you feel better than being who you are and celebrating what makes you unique. I think if we shine a light on real girls doing incredible things, that’ll encourage other girls and boys to do incredible things, and that’ll encourage even more people to do incredible things, and eventually the world will be a more incredibler place.” Here’s to a more incredibler (+ fashionable) world!
Are you loving the first look from the GapKids x ED collection? How impressive are Ellen’s young models? Share your thoughts in the comments.
(Photos via Gap)