Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is now the new face for Miu Miu's Fall 2011 ads.
She has been captivating the hearts of many since she stepped in the spotlight in September. Hailee has been widely praised for keeping her style age appropriate, especially when teens today are overtly sexualised.
Hailee seems to be one of the many in the wave of young tween stars in the fashion industry. “She’s not oversexed but she can wear clothing well,” Interview entertainment director Lauren Tabach-Bank said of Elle Fanning, 12, after the magazine ran an eight-page story featuring the tween modeling the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alberta Ferretti, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Some seem to be bothered by the fact that Hailee is only 14 years old and modelling for Miu Miu. I don't see what the big deal is. Lindsey Wixson was just 15 when she appeared in ads for Miu Miu. Besides, the campaign images look very age-appropriate, and incredibly adorable. I especially love the Wizard of Oz-like feelings of wonder and dreamyness that these images evoke.
Above: Hailee in Marchesa
Vogue's André Leon Talley is a fan of Hailee's style, calling her "spectacular" and the "best dressed of the night" at the SAG Awards. Talley writes, "What made it so right for the teenager was the just-out-of-bed tousled hair (the style of the evening) looking so natural on her, deft makeup, and no bling. She didn’t try too hard."
Above: Hailee in Prada Spring 2011
What do you think?
Credits: Just Jared, Wardrobe Whisperer, The Cut