Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, 12, looks every inch the front row fashionista at Ralph Lauren childrenswear catwalk show

Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, 12, looks every inch the front row fashionista at Ralph Lauren childrenswear catwalk show

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22:09 GMT, 6 September 2012

Man Men star Kiernan Shipka revealed an edgier side last night as she attended day one of New York Fashion Week wearing a sharp military-inspired outfit.

The child actress looked well beyond her 12 years in a scarlet tailored jacket, tuxedo shirt and pearl earrings as she appeared at the Ralph Lauren children's show.

Dressed head-to-toe in the American designer's apparel Ms Shipka, who shot to fame as Sally Draper on the hit AMC series, promptly took her seat on the front row as she watched the catwalk demonstration get underway.

All grown up: Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka opted for a military-inspired look as she attended the Ralph Lauren show in New York

All grown up: Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka opted for a military-inspired look as she attended the Ralph Lauren show in New York

In advance of showing his adult spring / summer 2013 collections next week Ralph Lauren, 72, showed his collection for girls and boys.

While at the show Ms Shipka, who is known for her smart sense of style, revealed that she has already got her dress for the Emmys on September 23.

The starlet told In Style:'I really love the dress that I’m wearing and I think it’s
going to be a special red carpet moment.”

Mr Lauren closed his show hand in hand with some of the youngest catwalk stars

Mr Lauren closed his show hand in hand with some of the youngest catwalk stars

A number of other future style icons attended Mr Lauren's show, which was held at his studio and office space at 650 Madison Avenue.

A total of 46 looks from both the Fall 2012 Ralph Lauren Girls collection and Holiday line were on display.

Mr Lauren closed the show hand in hand with some of the youngest models to grace the runway.

Ms Shipka, who is originally from Chicago but now based in Los Angeles with her family, previously noted Portugese children's brand Papo D'Anjo and Ralph Lauren as her favourite designers.

On show: A young girl models pieces from the Ralph Lauren collection

On show: A young girl models pieces from the Ralph Lauren collection

She also counts Grace Kelly as her ultimate style icon while Zooey Deschanel inspires a more a modern look.

She also has regular input into her Mad Men wardrobe, overseen by costume designer Janie Bryant.

Kiernan started her career as a model,aged six, and then moved on to auditioning before scoring the part of Sally Draper.

She has been homeschooled – but is said to be two grades ahead of her peers.

The Ralph Lauren Girls Fashion Show will be available to a global audience starting Sept. 13 on RalphLauren.com and Saks.com.