Vanessa Redgrave landed her first role in 1957, and has appeared in more than 70 films, won an Oscar, Tony, Bafta Golden Globe, and SAG award, and was described as the "greatest actress of our time" by Tennessee Williams. She is the perfect person to wear Gucci's very British collection not only because she is a national treasure, but because she also has her own history with the fashion house. In the 1966 film Blow-Up her character Jane carries a small Gucci handbag with a bamboo top handle - a style which was later revived by Frida Giannini, the former creative director at Gucci.
The 79-year-old actress is currently shooting her first campaign with Alessandro Michele at Chatsworth House, the grand sixteenth century home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Derbyshire. Redgrave has taken over Gucci's Snapchat channels and posted behind-the-scenes images from the set, including one image of her standing at the top of the extravagant staircase wearing an embroidered red tartan coat, with her hair pulled back into an elegant low bun.