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Dane DeHaan has never questioned his Prada partnership

Prada L'Homme brand ambassadors Dane DeHaan and Ansel Elgort model clothes from the fashion house in a new GQ spread.

Dane DeHaan has never asked why Prada chose him to front campaigns.

The Kill Your Darlings actor, who won critical acclaim for his portrayal of key Beat Generation member Lucien Carr in the 2013 film, has been cast in numerous shoots for the Italian fashion house. Prada first sought Dane out in 2013 for its Spring/ Summer collection, and the two are now frequent collaborators.

"You know, I'm not a model. I don't really know how to model," Dane smiled while shooting for British GQ. "I've never asked why they chose me."

For the new editorial Dan poses with Ansel Elgort. The two actors are both the faces of Prada L'Homme fragrance, with Mia Wasikowska and Mia Goth representing the women's La Femme perfume.

While Dane, who has starred in more campaigns for Prada than any other actor, may question his modelling credentials, The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel feels more at home. Ansel's father is famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort, so the 22-year-old practically grew up on photoshoots.

"When you're a kid a photo set is a blast," he grinned, recalling times he got to play dress-up with supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Carmen Kass.

Dane, 30, had a totally different upbringing to Ansel's childhood in New York. He grew up in Pennsylvania, and while his parents were strict when it came to his music choices, Dane was fully allowed to express himself through fashion. He was voted best-dressed at high school, and began lusting after Prada from a young age.

He remembers "this one pair of red driving shoes" in a Prada store's window in New York that he'd go and stare at.

For the GQ shoot both actors model a range of Prada garments, from a chequered coat with a shearling collar to winter knits.

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