Wonder how Gina Lollobrigida gets that gorgeous shape?
“She suffers,” explains Carlo Guggenheim, the Italian fashion designer who drapes the famed Gina shape.
“A dress should be moulded to a woman,” he emphasized. “No Italian woman would wear a sack and Italian women always look like women.”
“American women should learn that they have to suffer more to be more glamorous.”
But isn’t there any non-suffering American girl who looks glamorous enough to suit Italian tastes, he was asked.
“Ah,” said the man who dresses Gina, “Your Grace Kelly. Our ideal! Such ethereal beauty!”
Carlo Guggenheim on Gina Lollobrigida and Grace Kelly
Source: Sunday Times Magazine February 12, 1956