Hailee Steinfeld Miu Miu Ad

Hailee Steinfeld’s Miu Miu ad is here — despite initial concerns about the teenager’s ability to convincingly hock designer threads to women twice her age. The Oscar nominee, 14, wears a black bird-print dress, to-die-for shoe boots, chic sunglasses, topped off with an oversized clutch in her first campaign for the fashion house.

The Autumn/Winter 2011-12 campaign was shot by Bruce Weber — a change of direction for Miu Miu, which has used the famous photog-duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for its previous nine seasons of campaigns. Hailee was handpicked for the campaign by creative director Miuccia Prada after she struck up a friendship with both her Miu Miu and Prada labels. A very memorable Prada moment for Hailee was the strippy-print dress she donned at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild awards. The young actress also sat front row at Miu Miu’s Fall Fashion Show as a special guest of Miuccia.

“Miu Miu is such a perfect fit for her. Throughout awards season, they were the dresses she wanted to wear,” says Hailee’s stylist, Karla Welch.

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The young star, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 2010’s box office western True Grit, follows in some high-profile footsteps in modelling for Miu Miu. Lindsay Lohan posed for Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2007 line. Actress Kirsten Dunst struck a pose for the label in 2008. Maggie Gyllenhaal is also a former brand spokesmodel.