What gorgeous imagery. It doesn't surprise me that the Italians can still appreciate sophisticated opulence, since Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance, much of the great art of western civilization, and of course, "La Dolce Vita
Crystal's last pose and her eye makeup remind me a bit of another great femme fetale, icon of feminine glamour, and sophisticate who visited Rome and made quite an impression: Cleopatra
, the queen of Egypt who has been a subject of fascination for scholars, novelists, and artists throughout history,
and famously portrated by Elizabeth Taylor on film.