So yesterday our Style Director Paula Reed spilled the behind-the-scenes beans on Dolce & Gabbana's shoot with Monica Bellucci, and today.. we've seen the photos!
Monica Bellucci, who is 45 and gave birth to her second child just six weeks ago (yep - UNbelievable) has been snapped in Rome shooting a commercial with Dolce & Gabbana, looking impossibly gorgeous and sophisticated.
Ms Bellucci is reported to have shot the campaign not for their A/W'10 womenswear ad campaign, but as part of a co-branding project between the designer duo and Italian drinks label Martini. This isn't the first time the model-turned-actress and the Dolce boys have worked together. In fact, Bellucci first modelled for the label alongside Isabella Rossellini in 1992, and has become something of a muse to the boys ever since.
STEFANO, MONICA AND DOMENICO IN MAY 2000
Bellucci started out as a model in the late 80's before moving into acting in the early 90's; she had a small role in Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992, but continued to build critical acclaim, both in Hollywood and smaller European films, most recently starring in The Matrix Reloaded and The Passion of the Christ. As one of the original curvy models, as well as now being foxy fortysomething, Monica is well placed this season for a modelling comeback, hitting two big trends for campaign castings on the head, alongside Christy Turlington for Louis Vuitton and, erm, Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana (more of which, later).
Stefano Gabbana summed it up pretty well as he tweeted, ‘Monica, Monica, Monica’. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.