Penélope Cruz Is ‘CONSTANTLY’ Inspired By Sophia Loren

Published on August 2, 2016

Penelope Cruz finds inspiration in the style and character of screen sirens such as Sophia Loren.

Penélope Cruz

The Spanish actress and her sister Monica teamed with British lingerie company Agent Provocateur over two years ago on L’Agent, a more competitively- priced diffusion line suited to the younger customer.

Speaking about her latest L’Agent collection, which was created along with Agent Provocateur Creative Director Sarah Shotton, the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star says she was very much inspired by the sultry stars of the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s as well as rock’n’roll glamour.

“Sophia Loren is a constant source of inspiration for our collections. She personifies sexiness in a woman and is a true living icon,” she mused to “Being an actress I’m drawn to this imaginative storytelling part of designing. I always like thinking of a scenario and a theme for the collection. ”

The collection features an unusual bra in a soft blush hue, which has a scalloped-edged, fawn lace darted cups above a matching longline panel, for a trend-lead style which hugs the figure. It also has sleekly sexy bodysuits which include lace inserts across the bodice. While her star power means she could have landed had any lingerie deal she wanted, the 42-year-old claims she’s always had a natural affinity for L’Agent Provocateur.

Sophia Loren

“I really love all the bright colours. It’s what drew me and my sister to Agent Provocateur – the risky vibrant colours. I like that with this brand we can open people’s mind to dare to be a bit more brave with their lingerie,” she said.