MK, Ashley Olsen And Cindy Crawford As Vargas Girls By Tim White

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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)

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Ashley Mary Kate Olsen

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Mary Kate Ashley Olsen

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,,, photos via yeaaah)

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Cindy Crawford

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Kate Walsh Susan Sarandon

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Kate Hudson Denise Richards Felicity Huffman Graham

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Jamie Lynn Siegler Michelle Trachtenberg

Hollywood Pinups Tim White Elisha Cuthberg Rebecca deMornay Beals


#1 Adriana on 11.24.08 at 7:56 am

Oh, there’s still hope for me I can be a pinup girl if only the right photographer would pass me by!

I love Alberto Vargas’ work. His work has been a present to some male friends and a husband….smiles…..

I’ve seen some of these photos before and was shocked by Cindy’s photo how Tom White managed to terminate a real beauty like Cindy…..ouch……anyway hopefully for Oxfam this book sells big time as a pretty Christmas present.
The winner, to me, is Susan Sarandon, 62 and so gorgeous!!!

#2 Ellington on 11.24.08 at 10:11 am

Its a nice tribute to Vargas. I like Mary Kate and Ashley’s photos but Cindy’s is dreadful!
Who else is in the book? Are there also women of colour too? I have to ask because I have to hope so.
Also I think that MK and A Olsen will get better with their fashion musings, over time.

#3 Dolly Bird on 11.24.08 at 2:07 pm

I hardly recognised Cindy Crawford.
I don’t know some of the girls mentioned but I think Canadian Rebecca de Mornay in that body stocking looks Hot! I’ve always liked her. My favourite beauty Jennifer Beals is there too!Yippee! MK and Ashley look stunning! I don’t who Vargas was but its a terrific tribute.

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