Maggie Smith’s Loewe Campaign Is What Fashion Fans Needed

Few things are better than an unexpected casting choice: Think of Joan Didion’s turn as a Celine model, or Willem Dafoe walking for Prada’s fall 2012 men’s show. This morning, Loewe debuted its new spring 2024 pre-collection campaign—and 88-year-old actor Maggie Smith stars at the center of it. Alongside fashion fixtures such as Greta Lee, Josh O’Connor, and Taeyong, Smith proved to be the most refreshing cameo of all—because, let’s face it, did you really ever expect to see Professor Mcgonagall carrying a Puzzle bag?

Smith—who’s known for her legendary roles in the Harry Potter franchise and Downton Abbey, among other roles—wears thee distinctive looks, both photographed by Juergen Teller. In one, she sports a giant faux fur coat with Loewe’s signature Puzzle bag; In another, she dons a white and black turtleneck dress with a ruffled skirt, holding the label’s Paseo bag. Fashion fans were instantly obsessed with her fabulous modeling skills. “Maggie Smith for Loewe is everything I never knew I needed,” wrote one user on X. 

Photo: Juergen Teller/Courtesy of Loewe