Icon Vanessa Redgrave is Gucci’s Face for their 2017 Campaign
Being a world-renowned fashion brand, Gucci knows so well how to keep things in a whirl of intense excitement. We all know that ever since Creative Director Alessandro Michele took over the Italian fashion house, Gucci has showcased diverse fashion twists which mostly catered to youth. This time, Gucci surprises everyone as it gets itself back on the golden track starting by revealing its new face – acting legend and well-revered political activist, 79-year-old Vanessa Redgrave.
The latest campaign ad for Gucci’s 2017 Resort Collection starred the legendary actress dressed up in Gucci wardrobe that clearly shows its take on vintage bohemian clothing. A marriage of stripes, florals, studs, patches and colors is what the recent ad noticeably embraces. Vanessa Redgrave totally stole everyone’s attention with her colorful ensembles and beautiful smiles alongside a bunch of models’ in their default serious poses. These Gucci models include Dwight Hoogendijk, Nika Cole, Hannelore Knuts, Ellen de Weer, Victor Kusma, Sophia Friesen and Connor Rowson. All of them are exquisitely styled by the one and only Joe McKenna.
The collection features colorful elements, most particularly plaids, prints and yes, the UK flag. As the collection is inspired by Great Britain, the designs that symbolize the country is quite prominent. The handbags are pretty eye-catching too! With its solid prints and unique patterns, it is definitely something very much worth anticipating from the 2017 resort Collection.
Vanessa Redgrave and the Gucci models graced Glen Luchford’s lenses as the ad takes an artistic view shot in the picturesque vast lands of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s residence – the Chatsworth House.
One of the most noticeable looks from the 2017 Gucci ad is Vanessa’s stunning vintage floral dress. The combination of floral prints and colors are very Gucci in every way. The campaign has set a great notion on how the new collection would showcase itself. Its touch on the British countryside is definitely to die for!
Of course, although Gucci has turned itself to blend classics into the collection, it still retained its signature punk look by resorting to darker and bolder hues. The combination of darker colors is very apparent on the clothing pieces and the footwear gathers a collective punk rock touch to it as well.
There’s no arguing on how Vanessa Redgrave is the quintessential muse for the Gucci campaign. As the Italian fashion house is on its vow in supporting the cultural activities at Chatsworth House, there’s no better person to embrace the campaign but acting legend, Vanessa Redgrave. Apart from Vanessa’s long, successful career in the field of acting, she is also a well-revered political activist and humanitarian.
In 1995, Vanessa Redgrave was also elected to serve as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, proving that her humanitarian work is quite significant and very well recognized. She has also dealt with several political issues, including the ones that involve the British and Russian government, war against terrorism and poverty. Because of her solid pledge and continuous activities as a political activist, she has been constantly recognized for her work by prominent government organizations and officials.
With Vanessa Redgrave’s long history of exquisite career performance and humanitarian work, there is no doubt on how she was chose to be the face of the prominent Italian fashion house. Check more inspiring women who are over 50: Meeting Women Over 50 with Fabulous Style
True enough, considering Vanessa Redgrave’s exceptional background, she makes a perfect ambassadress for Gucci’s new creative collection. Although it may come as a surprise to many because Gucci’s recent collections have been constantly revolving on eccentric youth, the time has come for it to embrace classic icons such as Vanessa Redgrave.