In outfits that seem sophisticated beyond her years, 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld looks like a young girl playing dress-ups. Not to say that’s a bad thing; it gives Miu Miu’s fall 2011 campaign an air of freshness, like youth that can’t wait to grow up, like little feet yearning to fit into the high heels that swallow them whole. It’s also a strange paralel to Steinfeld’s brilliantly-played character in True Grit, a tragic yet determined girl taking on adult responsibilities and a burden of revenge.
But unlike that character Steinfeld now seems innocent and soft. It’s also clear that Miu Miu have banked on a rising star, knowing that she’s not only destined for big things on screen but potentially as an influence on the social scene and red carpet.
The whimsical Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu campaign was photographed by Bruce Weber. Click on the thumbnails to view more.