Hailee Steinfeld: a new style star is born

The 14 year-old star of True Grit is making waves with her enviable red carpet style.

At the age of 14, Hailee Steinfeld has been nominated for the 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role' at this year's Oscars. She stars opposite Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in 'True Grit' - a Western about a young girl searching for her father's murderer directed by the Coen brothers - and Steinfeld more than holds her own. Her performance in the film, released in the UK on the 11th February, has earned her comparisons with a young Jodie Foster.

What the Oscar nomination means - she was also nominated for a SAG and a BAFTA - is that she is in the throes of her first 'awards season'. The red carpet has become her second home over the last month or so, and she is giving actresses twice her age a run for their money.

So far, she has worn Calvin Klein , Moschino and Marc Jacobs . At the Golden Globes she wore a dress by Prabal Gurung , the current darling of the New York fashion scene. At Sunday night's SAG Awards, she looked fresh and fashion forward in colourful Prada .

One of the problems dressing such a young star for formal events is how to keep the gowns age appropriate. Many dresses designed for the red carpet will age an actress who is just 14. Go too far in the other direction and one risks making a girl look too sexy before her time.

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I love her style!!