American Girl has just introduced a new historical character, Claudie Wells, from the Harlem Renaissance, calling her “the most influential movement of African American artistic and cultural expression in U.S. history.”
And to mark the occasion, the doll brand invited Chanel Iman and her two daughters, Cali, 4, and Cassie, 2, to the unveiling of the new character in NYC.
Chanel Iman brings her kids, Cali Clay Shepard and Cassie Snow Shepard, to American Girl’s new character unveiling in New York City on August 23, 2022 (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
Carrying their own Claudie Wells, Chanel’s kids dressed up in matching white tops, with Cali in a white Peter Pan-collared blouse and a textured mini skirt and Cassie in a pink jumpsuit layered over a white blouse.
The siblings also wore matching slicked-back high buns and white sneakers.
Chanel shares her two daughters with ex-husband Sterling Shepard. The former couple wed in 2018 and announced their divorce in January 2022. Chanel is now dating New England Patriots defensive tackle Davon Godchaux.
Cassie, 2, and Cali, 4, wear matching Peter Pan-collared long-sleeved white blouses (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel proved she still has it as she flaunted her model figure in a form-fitting see-through outfit from Annakiki, a Chinese independent fashion brand known for exploring surrealist fantasy.
Chanel slipped her curves into a long-sleeved top featuring a surface-blue 3D interstellar print. It also has a see-through bodice that showed a glimpse of her white lace bra underneath.
Chanel Iman highlights her model figure in a surface-blue 3D interstellar-printed outfit by Annakiki (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
Creating an illusion of a midi-dress silhouette, the mom-of-two paired her top with a fitted midi skirt in a matching interstellar print. It’s made from polyester and spandex and has a daring thigh-high slit that allowed her to parade her long, toned legs.
Styled by Monica Rose, the Dope star accessorized with multiple tiny hoop earrings, dainty rings, and two diamond choker necklaces.
Chanel Iman shows a glimpse of her lacy white bra underneath a see-through top paired with a matching midi skirt with a thigh-high slit (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
When it came to her beauty look, makeup artist Keita Moore simply let her natural beauty shine with a neutral makeup palette. He applied a hint of eyeliner, nude blush, and nude lip color.
She then opted for a summer hairstyle with a twisted deep side part.
Chanel Iman wears neutral makeup and a deep side part as she carries American Girl’s new character Claudie Wells (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
To complete her futuristic ensemble, Chanel paired the look with the So Nude sandals from Aquazzura’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection.
Chanel Iman shows off her feet in Aquazzura So Nude PVC sandals in ice blue (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
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Created in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author Brit Bennett, Claudie Wells is “a girl growing up in 1922 with the dream of being an artist.”
Her story “takes readers on a journey to this extraordinary moment of Black artistic joy and expression, while also deftly exploring the challenges of the times.”