With a face full of make-up, Isabella Rossellini has proved a picture-perfect fit for luxury goods and jewellery brand Bulgari.
The past model, who served as the face of beauty giant Lancome for 14 years, has appeared in an ad campaign for her new line of namesake handbags for the brand, titled the Isabella Rossellini collection.
Isabella Rossellini, the beautiful daughter of the late Italian film director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the line’s ad campaign, which is yet to be released entirely.
In the one released image, Isabella Rossellini, 60, is perched upon a plush couch, wearing a navy frock and carrying a red calf-leather tote handbag from the forthcoming collection.
The product features a rock crystal twist lock and is no doubt bound to become the It bag of the Autumn/Winter season.
The elegant look is spiced up by a pair of lipstick-red pumps that sit on her feet up on the couch also.
One of the gown’s straps has been allowed to fall off her shoulder, revealing a peep of her bust.
Interestingly, the fallen strap is intended to pay homage to a past portrait of the actress in which also stars director David Lynch, who directed Isabella Rossellini in the iconic 1986 film Blue Velvet.
In the original shot, also taken by Annie Leibovitz, her dress strap is also snapped falling off her shoulder.
The film itself, which also starred Dennis Hopper, helped cement Isabella Rossellini’s work as a actress in her own right, and not just the famous daughter of an A-list couple.
The new promotional image was shot in the photographer’s studio in New York.
It was inspired by the work of British painter Meredith Frampton, according to WWD.
The artist was renowned for his somewhat surrealist works and still life paintings, which might explain the incredible stillness that exudes from the image.
The full collection of ads are wrapped up in an exclusive deal with Vanity Fair magazine and will appear in the title’s September issue.
The outspoken actress has attracted further attention recently after appearing in the HBO documentary titled About Face.
In the film, which has been critically acclaimed and is scheduled to screen at Sundance Film Festival in January of next year, the actress is seen talking about plastic surgery as well as the realities of the fashion and beauty industries.
She also touches on her path to fame.
Isabella Rossellini is seen telling the camera that it is ‘essential not to depend on fathers and husbands’ while working in the showbiz industry.
The actress was famously dumped by Lancome in the mid-Nineties for allegedly being too old to be a model.