Willow Smith may not be old enough to drink, vote or drive, but in the fashion world, she's a fashion icon.

"Naturally talented, charismatic, unblemished optimism, with the whole wide world open to her possibilities and abilities. I think she is the future-forward American icon." Those were the words designer Derek Lam used to describe the 10-year-old 'Whip My Hair' songstress.

Vogue recently asked American designers to share who they consider to be the new icons of American style and Smith made the list. Joining her was 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress Rooney Mara, first lady Michelle Obama and singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

Willow Smith's icon status shouldn't come as that big of a surprise. After all, this is the same industry that has a history of depicting kids in provocative poses.

[Vogue]