Hailee Steinfeld, who has worn designer frocks on the red carpet with more aplomb than actresses twice her age, is now the new face of Miu Miu. Prada reps and Steinfeld’s stylist Karla Welch both confirmed this to various media sources on Monday. Welch told the Daily Beast, “Miu Miu is such a perfect fit for her. Throughout awards season, they were the dresses she wanted to wear.” The Fall/Winter 2011 campaign has already been shot, but no details are available about it.
The 14-year-old pretty quickly won the respect of the fashion industry with her sophisticated yet entirely age appropriate red carpet choices. She’s worn Miu Miu several times in public and sparked rumors of a collaboration when she appeared at the Miu Miu runway show in Paris this past March.
Steinfeld is the youngest ever face of the brand, and she joins Katie Holmes, Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Paradis and Lindsay Lohan in the ranks of former Miu Miu muses. Let’s hope Steinfeld fares better than LiLo. She’s certainly already a better dresser. (We’ll let this sorta cute but sorta cringeworthy K-Mart commercial she did in 2009 slide.)
Kudos to Hailee for her new endeavor. We can’t wait to see what she wears next awards season.