Roberto Cavalli seems to have an affinity for sultry, dark haired women. Gorgeous Laetitia Casta was recently announced as the face for the designer’s Diva handbag line and Cavalli also just confirmed that Sardinian bombshell Elisabetta Canalis will be returning as the face of Roberto Cavalli lingerie.
Of the Italian beauty, who was also the star of last season’s Cavalli lingerie ads, the designer says she is his “ideal of a woman: charm, charisma and sensuality, united together.” Cavalli goes on to say that “Elisabetta Canalis and I have been friends for a while now, we’ve worked together in the past, and once again during this shoot she was perfect in enhancing the spirit of this advertising campaign. With her Mediterranean beauty and intense gaze she’s interpreted an intriguing and super-feminine woman.”
It’s quite obvious that Cavalli, famous for his sexy and glamorous designs, knows exactly what George Clooney sees in his hot gal pal.
A teaser image from the new ad campaign featuring Canalis was just released (above), showing the model-actress lounging on richly hued fabrics in a tiger-print bra and underwear set. The ad, shot by Mert and Marcus in London, has a distinctly Asian influence and is meant to convey both sensuality and mystery. Both of which we expect from Roberto Cavalli’s 2011 lingerie collection. Canalis herself looks flawless, but how much of that is courtesy of photoshop we’ll leave it to you to decide.
Cavalli also released some behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the ad, as well as a video shot on set — all of which you can find below. Enjoy!