79-year-old Vanessa Redgrave is the new face of Gucci

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When Gucci announced Vanessa Redgrave as its new face, it helped redefine what it means to be beautiful. The 79-year-old iconic beauty stands tall in her new role, reminding everyone that being beautiful, talented and socially conscious never goes out of style.

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Vanessa Redgrave through the years
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 18: 'Jane' (Vanessa Redgrave) attempts to steal the camera containing what she believes to be incriminating pictures of herself in a still from the movie 'Blow Up' which was released on December 18, 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The British actress Vanessa Redgrave playing Guinevere in the film 'Camelot'. 1967 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Vanessa Redgrave au Festival de Cannes, France, circa 1960. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) *18.05.1872-02.02.1970+Mathematiker, Philosoph, Grossbritannienmit der Schauspielerin Vanessa Redgrave (Photo by Popper Ltd./ullstein bild via Getty Images)
English actress Vanessa Redgrave, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
The Italian actor Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave having a break during the shooting of the film 'Tristana' by Luis Buuel. Jenuary, 1970 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
The British actress Vanessa Redgrave smiling. 1970s (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) London: London Antiwar Demonstration. Actress Vanessa Redgrave, with a sign in front of her, sits with youthful fellow demonstrators during a protest against American intervention in Cambodia. Some 10,000 marchers paraded through the city.
(Original Caption) LONDON: Actress Vanessa Redgrave (wearing glasses) sits on speakers' stand May 9th during an anti-war protest rally in Trafalgar Square. Next to Miss Redgrave is Madame Linh Qui, from Hanoi, who spoke at the rally. The actress holds a small bouquet which she intended to place at the foot of the Roosevelt Statue in Grosvenor Square, site of the American Embassy there, to honor the students killed during recent strife on Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio.
The British actress Vanessa Redgrave. 1980s (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
British actress Vanessa Redgrave in a scene from the made-for-televsion film 'Playing for Time' (directed by Daniel Mann & Joseph Sargent), Annville, Pennsylvania, 1980. It was originally broadcast on September 30, 1980. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
British actress Vanessa Redgrave holds sheet music in a scene from the made-for-televsion film 'Playing for Time' (directed by Daniel Mann & Joseph Sargent), Annville, Pennsylvania, 1980. It was originally broadcast on September 30, 1980. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 12: ABC TV MOVIE - 'My Body, My Child' - 4/12/82, Leenie Cabrezi (Vanessa Redgrave, center) must choose between having an abortion or giving birth to a deformed child. Sarah Jessica Parker (left, who was credited as Sarah J. Parker in the movie) and Cynthia Nixon played Katy and Nancy., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
MY BODY, MY CHILD - TV Movie - Airdate: April 12, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) VANESSA REDGRAVE
MY BODY, MY CHILD - TV Movie - Airdate: April 12, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOSEPH CAMPANELLA;VANESSA REDGRAVE
Actors Vanessa Redgrave and Ian McKellan attending the Society of West End Theatre Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, December 10th 1984. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 5: Actress Vanessa Redgrave and actress Shirley MacLaine attend the 'Steel Magnolias' New York City Premiere on November 5, 1989 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
From left to right, English actress Vanessa Redgrave with her sister Lynn Redgrave and daughter Joely Richardson, circa 1990. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Vanessa Redgrave and Sam Waterston during Actor's Equity Project Press Conference at New York City in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Vanessa Redgrave and Katy Nederlander during 'Orpheus Descending' Screening - September 17, 1990 at 57th Street Playhouse in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Thomas Gottschalk (oben), Willy Millowitsch, Michael GroÃ, Vanessa Redgrave (v.l.n.r.), Saalkandidat (li.), ZDF-Show 'Wetten, dass?', Berlin, Deutschland, 13.04.1991, Kandidat, Schwimmer, Schauspieler, Sportler, Schauspielerin, Telefon, Moderator, Showmaster, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
English Actress Vanessa Redgrave (Photo by RUSSEIL christophe/Sygma via Getty Images)
Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, and Joely Richardson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CANADA - SEPTEMBER 12: Vanessa Redgrave (Photo by Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
English actresses Rachel Kempson (1910 - 2003) and her daughter Vanessa Redgrave talk about their recent performance together at the Red Mills barn on the Merchant Ivory estate in Claverack, New York, 8th May 1998. (Photo by Mikki Ansin/Getty Images)
Vanessa Redgrave during The 1999 IFP Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Vanessa Redgrave arrives at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to Jane Fonda. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Debbie Reynolds, Vanessa Redgrave and Sally Field (l. to r.) get together at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to Jane Fonda. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson, with her sister, Joely Richardson & their Mother, Vanessa Redgrave at the 10th Anniversary benefit for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Association which recently merged with the Christopher Reeve Foundation the event was held in New York City on November 14, 2000 (Photo: Nick Elgar/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Top Chechen rebel Akhmed Zakayev (c) and British actress Vanessa Redgrave (L), who stood bail for him, arrive at Bow Street magistrates court in central London 13 November 2003, for an extradition hearing on the Russian Government request. The Russians have been asking for Zakayev's extradition for alleged 'terrorist' activity in Chechnya between 1995 and 2000. AFP PHOTO Nicolas ASFOURI. (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON-FEBRUARY 21: Actress Vanessa Redgrave poses with the Academy Fellowship Award during the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2010 at the Royal Opera House on February 21, 2010 in London (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
POTSDAM, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Actress Vanessa Redgrave attends a photocall to promote the new movie 'Anonymous' at Studio Babelsberg on April 29, 2010 in Potsdam, Germany. (Photo by Toni Passig/Getty Images)
British actress Vanessa Redgrave (L) and British director and actor Ralph Fiennes pose for photographers during a photocall for the movie 'Coriolanus' by Ralph Fiennes presented 'in competition' in Berlin on February 14, 2011 during the international Berlinale film festival. The Berlinale takes place from February 10 to 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Redgrave is one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but is also a huge political and social activist.

Gucci's campaign is plain and simple. It's not celebrating someone with the largest Instagram following, but an idol who has dominated film, stage and other social events for over half a decade. And now, she's tackling fashion.

We can't wait to see more of the campaign!

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