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Monday 22 September 2014

Penélope Cruz reveals lingerie inspiration

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz has revealed the vision behind her Agent Provocateur video campaign.

The actress has teamed up with her sister Mónica to design underwear for L'Agent, the diffusion line from luxury brand Agent Provocateur.

To accompany the pieces, the star also directed a commercial and she has revealed her vision behind it.

"I wanted it to be sexy and provocative, but I also wanted it to have humour and portray all types of women, not just all of them thin and really young," she expressed to the latest edition of British magazine Glamour.

"I have women who are 18 or 20 and I have other women who are 48 in the commercial, and I have bodies that are plus size, women with more curves. I said to them, 'If I'm going to do this, it's going to be a festival, a celebration of beauty."

Pieces in the collection include neon babydolls, a black corset and a lacy red set.

Penélope revealed how she and her sister came up with the sexy designs.

"We have worn so many Agent Provocateur pieces over the years and this inspired us," she smiled.

"For the collection, we went back in the archives and looked at all of the best-selling pieces over the past 20 years. We saw every piece in there - we didn't copy any, but we brought back their spirit. Then we tried risky combinations - for example, bringing back some of the neon colours."

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