Gucci salutes British eccentricity with Vanessa Redgrave & Tom Hiddleston

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Gucci salutes British eccentricity with Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Hiddleston

What could be more British than Westminster Abbey, the Union Jack and Vanessa Redgrave?

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Say hello to Gucci’s latest campaign stars Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Hiddleston in celebration of all things British for Alessandro Michele’s resort and tailoring collections.

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In June, Alessandro Michele – the creative director of Gucci, showcased his British-inspired resort ’17 collection at the historic and iconic Westminster Abbey. Models (of both genders) embodied the eccentric history of British culture, from the Spice Girl craze of the ’90s to the classic country lady in practical tweed and Kensington grannies in all their finery.

Icons of British style, such as the royal headscarf favoured by the Queen; frilly schoolgirl socks and kilts and pearl; and stud embellished sandals had starring roles in the 97-look collection, which also featured Union Jack knitwear, tartan coats and exuberantly printed silk dresses.

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Michele told US Vogue why he was inspired to show his collection at Westminster Abbey for the resort 17 collection. ‘To dive in this gothic sea of inspiration!’ he exclaimed. ‘The punk, the Victorian, the eccentric—with this inspiration, I can work all my life!’

So it is hardly surprising that when Michele came to choose his campaign star for this brilliantly British collection, he chose two icons from British culture, actors Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Hiddleston, for his Gucci Tailoring collection (both photographed by Glen Luchford).

Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave was photographed at Chatsworth House – the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The collection is as much at home within the grand house, as the building is within the Capability Brown landscaped gardens.

Meanwhile Tom Hiddleston was photographed with some furry friends for the new GucciTailoring campaign in Tony Duquette’s home in Los Angeles, as not much can rival the love shared between a dog and his owner in the UK.

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