Monday 19 March 2018

Helen Mirren and Katie Piper the new faces of Marks & Spencer?

Katie Piper, who was badly scarred in an acid attack by an ex-boyfriend in 2008

BY Bibby Sowray

Helen Mirren and Katie Piper were spotted shooting what is thought to be a Marks & Spencer campaign in east London with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The Oscar-winning British actress was seen shooting what many believe is a campaign for high street retailer Marks & Spencer at St Katharine's Docks in east London on Sunday.

M&S poised to serve up critical autumn collectionMirren was reportedly being photographed by famed snapper Annie Leibowitz alongside TV personality and charity campaigner Katie Piper, who was badly scarred in an acid attack by an ex-boyfriend in 2008, and another unidentified woman.

Various newspaper reports claim the cost of the shoot was in the range of €700,000, though it's not known where the sum has come from. As yet, Marks & Spencer will neither confirm nor deny the rumours, suggesting that they may well be true. If that's the case, it will be Mirren's first fashion campaign.

It will be the first series of adverts under the direction of Marks & Spencer's new creative director Belinda Earl, who started at the brand just over six months ago. It is hoped she will turn around the retailer's failing fortunes in the fashion stakes.


Previous faces of the high street giant have include Twiggy, Dannii Minogue, Myleene Klass and Laura Bailey.

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