This week, Miu Miu announced that the impossibly stylish Hailee Steinfeld will be their new campaign model for next season. This is hardly surprising as the 14 year old star has been seen rocking a lot of Miu Miu and rumours that she is collaborating with the brand started circulating when she was seen FROW at fashion week. I’m not sure how I feel about the news, she does look fantastic and girls do start modelling from her age but it also feels a little wrong. The first outfit is a bit more fun but I think the second and third are a bit too grown up and polished for a 14 year old. I’m an advocate of kids being kids and having a childhood, children these days are under a fair bit of pressure to grow up too quickly, and I think that seeing their peer dressed in strappy heels and sheer blouses might affect impressionable young teenagers. The (potential) overreacting aside, the appointment could potentially serve to alienate some of Miu Miu’s audience who are more used to the likes of Katie Holmes, Vanessa Paradis and Kirsten Dunst fronting the brand’s campaigns. What do you think?
I think she looks beautiful but I agree she's a little young, I'm 19 and I feel that it would alienate a lot women from buying something that she's been featured in because how can something that works on a child be considered for an adult woman? Sarahhttp://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/xx
Too young. I'm not really surprised (although like you not so much after all Hallie's red carpet outfits lately) but I agree that the designs are often too polished and mature for her. It's a bit like the Burberry ads for me, I love the concept but the models always look a bit too young for it… Interesting discussion!www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.comwww.twitter.com/styleonthecouch
14 is just silly. I mean, come on. She looks like a baby…. She should model for Gap Kids!
Col Dixon says
I agree with all you guys about having a 14 year old model, but fundamentally Miu Miu was created as a diffusion range in order to bring in the younger market for the Prada customers, but throughout the seasons the collection seems to be getting more and more mature, maybe selecting Hallie as a spokesmodel is going back to their core routes. Who knows?
I completely agree. Although she's absolutely stunning and incredibly stylish, she's only 14 and they're trying to turn her into a mini adult. She looks about 21 in the shots above, and I think it's unfair on her and also it is extremely alienating for the audience too x