They appear to have been the costume for the non-French version of the actual movie, too.
There is no celebrity who embodies the phrase la bella figura quite like Sophia Loren.
Ponti became her adviser as much as her life partner, suggesting Sofia Lazarro became Sophia Loren — a move devised to widen her audience.
In 1950, Sophia Loren was just fifteen-year-old when she stood in line with the other young girls hoping to win the glittering prize of Miss Italy in Rome.
She filled a Lawsuit against all of them.
She appeared in numerous films that brought her the Academy Award, 5 Golden Globe Awards, and many others.