Campari has officially unveiled its 2015 Calendar with the French beauty as the main heroine, oozing old Hollywood glamour in stunning outfits by designers including Vivienne Westwood, Versace and Christian Louboutin.
The 16th calendar edition, shot for the first time by a woman, Julia Fullerton-Batten, celebrates the unique 150-year history of Â the company, telling twelve stories about twelve of the drinks company’s best-loved cocktails.
â€śWhat I loved most about this yearâ€™s theme was the flexibility it gave me as a photographer,â€ť Julia commented. â€śMy own work is all about telling stories so shooting the Calendar felt very close to my heart.â€ť
This year calendar goes under the theme of â€śMythology Mixologyâ€ť, which is aimed to explore and better understand the daedal flavor of the legendary drink.
â€śWe have a very personal connection to this yearâ€™s Campari Calendar as it is designed to celebrate the brand itself,â€ť said Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari. â€śThe theme, Mixology Mythology, is really about exploring the whole personality of the Campari brand â€“ past, present and future.â€ť
The iconic calendar was released on Nov. 5 with only 9,999 copies printed and sent to â€śfriends of Campari around the world,â€ť according to an official release.
â€śI definitely donâ€™t see it ever being released for sale,â€ť commented Julka Villa, senior director of global aperitifs, wines and cordial for Gruppo Campari. â€śItâ€™s something from us as a gift, and will remain a gift in future.â€ť
The French-born actress, who has Martini drink named after her Bond girl character in Casino Royale, said: â€śFor me, this project was about much more than simply producing a Calendar.
â€śIt was about telling a series of stories in an imaginative, creative and beautiful way â€“ and thatâ€™s exactly what weâ€™ve achieved. This year, those stories are closer to the heart of Campari than ever before and I personally feel very honoured to have been part of that.â€ť
The â€śSin Cityâ€ť star joins some stunning women who have been on the pages of previous Campari calendars, including Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Milla Jovovich, Olga Kurylenko, Penelope Cruz, and Uma Thurman.
Speaking at a Q&A discussion at the launch Green said: â€śIt is such a beautiful calendar. Itâ€™s classic and quite funny because my mum has always been such a big fan of Campari and always had the Negroni cocktail, so itâ€™s quite nostalgic for me â€“ it reminds me of my mother.
â€śThe January Negroni picture is one of my favourites because it was very romantic, but I also love the astronaut outfit as well.â€ť
When presenting the calendar on Wednesday, Eva joked she was like an â€śold lady,â€ť as she not much of a party girl.
â€śI’m quite boring actually, I love London because of the parks, I love walking and nice restaurants – St John’s is my favourite restaurant ever. I’m not a party girl, I’m like an old lady so if I have an aperitif I have it at home,â€ť said the actress who has been living in London for several years.