Dame Maggie Smith has been named the new face of Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe.
The 88-year-old stage and screen veteran delighted her fans as she posed for a series of stunning photos while also modeling for the brand.
In one picture, the Downton Abbey star wowed in a ruffled white dress over a black turtleneck and carrying a burgundy handbag.
She beamed through the lens for a second snap, where she donned a shaggy coat and carried a quirky olive handbag.
Loewe’s British creative director, Jonathan Anderson, revealed the images on Instagram and immediately sent followers into a frenzy.
Looking good: Dame Maggie Smith, 88, proved to be the ultimate fashion icon as she drove fans crazy with the new Loewe campaign
Fans commented: “This is seriously the best thing I’ve ever seen”; “She just came and ate the girls on a side project!! ✨’; “Stuuups, she’s everything!” Lady everything ❤️’; ‘Genius! The best of the season x’; “That’s pretty perfect”; “I love this beautiful lady so much ❤️❤️”; “I love, love, love this!!!” She is definitely a queen and has good taste to boot.”
Despite proving herself to be the ultimate model, Maggie shows no signs of slowing down in the acting world.
The Oscar winner’s career has gone from strength to strength and she recently enjoyed one of the most successful years of her career, having earned more than £2.3 million in 2021.
The accounts show that the assets of her acting company, Dame Margret Cross Productions, have risen to £10.2 million, including £9.8 million in cash reserves.
The five-time BAFTA winner made a £1.6million profit from the company after accounting for £1.6million in bills, with £8.7million withheld for Dame Maggie.
The reports came after she starred in Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second installment of the hugely popular 2019 Downton Abbey film, which was a spin-off of the ITV series.
Dame Maggie played the role of Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, throughout the period series.
She can currently be seen in The Miracle Club, where she stars alongside Laura Linney, Kathy Bates and Stephen Rea.
The comedy-drama follows a group of working class women from Dublin on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in France.
Set in 1967, it tells the story of three generations of close friends: Lily (Smith), Eileen (Bates) and Dolly (O’Casey).
Here’s how it works: In one picture, the “Downton Abbey” star wowed in a ruffled white dress layered over a black turtleneck and carrying a burgundy handbag
They love it: The 88-year-old stage and screen veteran delighted her fans as she posed for a series of stunning photos while modeling for the brand
The trio live in “a remote community in Dublin” called Ballygar and have a shared dream of winning a pilgrimage to Lourdes – “the place of wonders that attracts millions of visitors every year” – in France.
When they have the opportunity to win and go to Lourdes, they take the chance and start making a plan.
But shortly before they travel there, her old friend Chrissie (Linney) comes to Ballygar for her mother’s funeral.
Together they embark on “the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a skeptical traveler, joining in her mother’s place.”
The synopsis continues: “The glamor and sophistication of Chrissie, just returned from a nearly 40-year exile in the United States, are not her only distancing qualities.”
In the end, “old wounds reopen along the way, forcing the women to confront their past, even as they travel in search of a miracle.”
A special feature: Dame Maggie can currently be seen in The Miracle Club cinema, where she can be seen alongside Laura Linney (pictured), Kathy Bates and Stephen Rea