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Hailee Steinfeld keeps Prada bananas by her bedside

American star Hailee Steinfeld cites her Miu Miu campaign at 14 as her "introduction to fashion".

Actress-and-singer Hailee Steinfeld still has the glass bananas from her Met Gala 2012 Prada dress.

The brunette star has a long-standing relationship with fashion house Prada and is the face of its women's clothing and accessory brand Miu Miu. At the tender age of 15 Hailee attended the prestigious Met Gala in New York, wearing a gorgeous pale pink gown featuring ribbon straps and a bow around her waist. Adorning the skirt were intricate trinkets, including the bright yellow fruit, which 19-year-old Hailee treasures to this day.

"Oh wow... I went to the Met Gala with Prada (in 2012)," she told The Fashion Spot when asked which Prada ensemble has been her favourite to wear. "I wore this gown that had these little glass-blown figures on them and the dress was so heavy but it was so amazing, and through the night, these little figures started to fall off but I was collecting them and I took them home, so I have like these little glass bananas and frogs in my drawer by my bed."

She remembers how in awe she was watching Bruno Mars perform, as he's one of her all-time favourite artists. While it was an amazing evening, the True Grit star insists every Met Gala is as good as the last.

Now a style icon, Hailee cites her modelling for a Miu Miu campaign aged 14 as her "introduction to fashion". It was on this occasion she met CEO-and-founder Miuccia Prada, who further opened her eyes to the industry.

"Having met Mrs. Prada and her whole team and seeing how much goes into a campaign or a fashion show that lasts just minutes long, I just gained so much respect and appreciation for what they do and that’s something that’s really stood out," Hailee gushed.

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