Marks & Spencer has unveiled another impressive line-up of influential women for its new womenswear marketing campaign.
Actress Emma Thompson and singer Annie Lennox join other influential British women including Baroness Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen.
Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the summer 2014 campaign also stars singer Rita Ora, supermodel Alek Wek, designer Lulu Kennedy, chef Rachel Khoo and engineer Roma Agrawal.
It launches on March 31 and follows the initial Leading Ladies campaign last year that focused on British women from diverse backgrounds and professions. The first installment, also shot by Leibovitz, featured Dame Helen Mirren, artist Tracey Enim and Save the Children International chief executive Jasmine Whitbread.
Marks & Spencer executive director marketing and business development Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne said: “Our spring/summer campaign is a celebration of style and accomplishment. These dynamic Leading Ladies represent the unique and diverse women of a modern Britain. They are united in their extraordinary achievements but confident in their differences.
“Marks & Spencer is a democratic brand which is relevant to women of all ages and strands of life; it is therefore natural for M&S to celebrate women in this way.
“M&S is extremely proud to have convened such an extraordinary group of exceptional women; this campaign is the embodiment of true British style, quality, diversity and success.”