Maggie Smith, the acclaimed actress who has made her name by starring in hit films like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Downton Abbey’, is now the face of Loewe’s new fashion campaign. As the British actress turns 88, she is proving age truly is just a number and her timeless beauty is ready to be showcased yet again. Loewe’s fashion campaign is about to bring this amazing talent to the spotlight!
1. Maggie Smith: A Legendary Icon
As one of the most iconic stars of the 20th century, Maggie Smith has been deemed “The Lady” by fans and Hollywood insiders alike. For over 60 years, the legendary actress has graced stages, TV and movie screens, capturing the hearts of audiences both in the UK and around the world.
A seven-time Emmy award winner, along with 2 Oscars, Smith has an enormous talent for comedy, drama and everything in between. Her performances span from big-screen epics such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to sitcom classics, such as Downtown Abbey. She has even stepped in futuristic territory, with ‘Professor Minerva McGonagall’, one of the beloved characters in the Harry Potter movies.
Smith is a master of her craft, delivering captivating performances that have earned her an iconic status. Her larger-than-life characters remain strongly in the memories of audiences, and it’s no surprise that her work has earned her some of the biggest accolades in the business, including three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and a Screen Actors’ Guild Life Achievement Award.
- Seven-time Emmy Award Winner
- Two Academy Awards
- Three Golden Globe Awards
- Two BAFTA Awards
- Screen Actors’ Guild Life Achievement Award
Smith may have slowed down on acting, but her legacy will continue to live on and not be forgotten anytime soon. With a career filled with countless powerful performances, she will continue to be hailed “The Lady” of Hollywood.
2. Maggie Smith: The Star of Loewe’s New Campaign
Acclaimed actress Maggie Smith is being featured as the star of the new Loewe campaign. The 84-year-old British icon was photographed by fashion icon Juergen Teller in her hometown of Oxford and her relaxed and effortless style radiates throughout all her pictures.
In the campaign, we can see Maggie hybridising her casual wear with some of the classic pieces from the Spanish brand. With a selection of boho-style shirts, pleated skirts and her signature accessory, the sack-bag, Smith displays an effortless grace that has been a driving force behind her illustrious career.
- Striking images by Juergen Teller
- Effortless elegance
- Mixed casual and formal style
3. Maggie Smith: A Timeless Diva
The English theatre, film and television actress Dame Maggie Smith is a timeless diva whose memorable roles continue to delight viewers. Her impressive career spans over six decades, from her humble beginnings in the Oxford Playhouse in the 1950s to modern-day Hollywood blockbusters.
Her long career has graced both stage and screen. On stage, Maggie Smith has starred in many timeless plays such as ‘The Good Companions’, ‘The Lady’s Not For Burning’, and ‘The Private Ear/The Public Eye’. Movies such as Death on the Nile, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Sister Act are just some of her celebrated performances. Television fans grew to love her for playing a wide range of characters from the no-nonsense Sister Monica Joan in Call the Midwife to the iconic Lady Violet Crawley in the Downton Abbey series.
- She has won the highest awards in the industry, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
- Her success also earned her a prominent spot in the world of showbiz as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990.
- Maggie Smith remains an inspiration to thespians young and old, with her unwavering commitment to her craft.
4. A Magic Collaboration: Loewe and Maggie Smith
High fashion luxury company Loewe have collaborated with the iconic Dame Maggie Smith to produce a new collection. Maggie has been featured in prestigious films such as Gosford Park (2001), Harry Potter (2001-2011) and The Lady in the Van (2015).
The collection is made up of broken tweed and comfortable silk co-ordinates. The detailing of this capsule collection is what makes it unique, with garments bearing embroidered details referencing Maggie Smith’s illustrious acting career. This collaboration also includes a limited edition shirt with an intricate patterned yoke inspired by the actress’s own rendition of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
The range features a selection of stylish wardrobe essentials, including:
- A tailored cape dress
- A reversible twill jacket
- A riverscape-printed skirt
- A soft silk blouse
The combination of Loewe’s elite craftsmanship and Maggie Smith’s remarkable acting style, has enabled the creation of timeless pieces that can be treasured for years to come.
Hailed by many as a British acting legend throughout her 70-year career, Dame Maggie Smith has undeniably solidified her presence in the fabric of popular culture both on and offscreen. Now a shining face of Loewe’s new campaign, Maggie displays the same captivating energy that has held our attention for close to a decade and proves that no matter the age, she continues to be an endlessly eloquent and powerful presence in the industry.