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Hailee Steinfeld stunned by Miu Miu

Hailee Steinfeld can't believe she was tapped to front Miu Miu at such a young age.

The 16-year-old actress appeared in 2010 movie True Grit which propelled her into the spotlight.

As a result she was tapped by Miuccia Prada to front the new Miu Miu line when she was 14.

"Being the face of Miu Miu is something I still can't comprehend," she admitted to the latest edition of Company magazine. "It was such an incredible experience and fashion has become such a huge part of me on a real level."

Hailee's influence in the fashion industry was recognised in February this year when she was named MaxMara's Face of the Future.

The youngster scooped the brand's annual Women in Film prize, which recognises a star who has given outstanding acting performances while having stand-out style.

"People ask me if I've always been into fashion and my immediate answer is 'yes', but my way of being into fashion before all this was going through a magazine and saying, 'I love this dress' and cutting it out and putting it on my wall," she continued.

"But now, it's like so, so crazy and on such a different level - and I have the honour of meeting all these incredible designers."

Hailee's success in the movie industry resulted in her having to miss out of attending her school prom this year. Being invited to attend the Met Ball in New York made up for it.

"This year's Met Ball was one of my favourite events," she gushed. "I love getting dressed up, having my hair done and feeling pretty - then walking the red carpet and looking at all the beautiful and talented people around me."

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