This here is Sophia Loren in the much celebrated Pirelli Calendar for 2007. Beautiful, isn't she?
The new calendar returns us to the essential atmosphere you could find in the movie sets from the '60s: the subject is photographed in an intimate setting.
Dutch photographers Ines Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin present their vision as a search for the intellectual, psychological, and artistic profile of the 5 gorgeous women rendered (Penelope Cruz , Hilary Swank , Naomi Watts, and Lou Doillon are the others).
The spare setting unveils the most hidden and intimate secrets in 5 stories that let the personality of the actress portrayed emerge. From the Pirelli site: this calendar defies fashion and breaks through patterns. A stark contrast with the glamorous life the actresses lead.
Each year, Pirelli asks a famous photographer to celebrate their ideal of beauty in a mixture of nature and femininity. These calendars used to be hung in workshops and garages, now they're displayed in museums. Beauty is not complicated, beauty is timeless.