While I was thinking there was no hope for the Olsen girls, some glam-up process was running in the background. Tim White, celebrity photographer, decided to honor Alberto Vargas, the pin-up girls painter, with a book called Hollywood Pinups.
Alberto Vargas’ work for the Esquire magazine involved semi-nude, elegantly (un)dressed women painted in what became legendary known as Vargas pinup girls (that were also painted on the airplanes of WWII pilots). Tim White’s book reunites some of the most beautiful celebrities from Hollywood and beyond (Angie Harmon, Susan Sarandon, Kate Hudson, Tea Leoni, Michelle Trachtenberg, Elisha Cuthbert, Denise Richards et caetera) wearing almost nothing at all in the name of old glam and charity. (more pictures right after the jump)
It was reported that this book will contribute with 100% of the proceedings to Oxfam America even if the international organization stated that there was a conflict regarding this book because Leviev Diamonds, used and credited with thanks in Tom White’s book are politically divergent with Oxfam’s fights and believes. Whether it was for charity or just art, Hollywood Pinups managed to bring out the glam in almost every celebrity that was pictures in the book. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen surprised me (oh-so-pleasantly!) and made me believe there was still hope for the self-proclaimed-fashionistas. I wanted to show you a picture I found completely shocking – Cindy Crawford. If they could remove that page from the book, it won’t be missed! What happened to Cindy and why she took that picture and why nobody told her how.. ugh.. unglamorous she looked? ( via foxnews.com, latimes.com, nydailynews.com, photos via yeaaah)