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Miley Cyrus Credits Marc Jacobs for Being Her Style Inspiration

The singer says in an interview, "He kind of brought me into fashion, like, when I was 16."

Miley Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus' style has evolved from preppy to "half-naked" in just a few short years -- and that's all thanks to Marc Jacobs.

"I work a lot with Marc Jacobs. He kind of brought me into fashion, like, when I was 16. That was when I started being around him and just learning from him," said the "Wrecking Ball" singer in a recent interview with HungerTV. "He kind of let me inspire some of his pieces, and now I feel like it's just having the right people around you."

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Making a comparison to her latest music videos, she explained how the designer is successful in striking a balance with fashion: "Something again like the 'Wrecking Ball' video or 'Can't Stop,' there are parts of it that of course are for a mature audience, but there's something kind of immature about it because the party's so ridiculous, it always has to have a balance and a ying-yang to it. That's the same as 'Wrecking Ball.' It has to be sexy and strong, and that's what I feel like with fashion; I feel like Marc does that so well."

The pop star also credits the French label Kenzo for being able to mix and match its bold designs.

"Like fashion and everything else, it doesn't need to be so serious," said the former Disney star.

Cyrus' latest album, Bangerz, was released Tuesday via RCA Records.

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