Kim Basinger is to be the new face of Miu Miu, Muccia Prada's fashion-forward and younger deigner label. The 51 year-old Academy award-winning actress is no stranger to modelling, and was a successful model prior to embarking on a Hollywood acting career. Basinger has been commissioned to model the spring/summer 06 collection, which will be in store early next year.
Basinger is one of the latest middle-aged female stars to be chosen by highly acclaimed fashion houses, which also include Sharon Stone, Madonna and Demi Moore. The latter two both starred in recent Versace campaigns. According to the Telegraph, Muccia was drawn to Basinger for her intellectcual sensuality. "She was also a cover girl before she became an actress, so she's no stranger to modelling."