CHRONICLES
1994



"The  most beautiful export product to come from Italy." – Berliner Zeitung



Prêt-à-Porter
Photo: Angelo Frontoni
04/94


Prêt-à-Porter premiere
New York City

Photo: Mitchell Gerber
12/12/94



Prêt-à-Porter / Frontoni
Photo:
04/94


Prêt-à-Porter premiere
Westwood, CA
Photo: Ron Galella
14/12/94



Annabella Furs
Publicity
Photo: Gian Paolo Barbieri



Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs Award
Photo: Frank Trapper
09/01/94


Photo Session
Los Angeles
Photo: Gary Bernstein



Prêt-à-Porter premiere
New York City

Photo: Mitchell Gerber
12/12/94


Walk of Fame
Hollywood
01/02/94



Prêt-à-Porter
Photo: Stéphane Cardinale
03/94


FILMS AND FILMING


Prêt-à-Porter

France, Russia, March - April


MOVIE PREMIERES

USA
Prêt-à-Porter (Ready-to-Wear)
New York City (Ziegfeld), December 12
Westwood, CA (Avco), December 14



AWARDS & ACCOLADES


Palm Springs International Film Festival
(USA)

Desert Palm Achievement Award, Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel, CA, January 8
 
Walk of Fame (USA)
2000th star, 7050 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, February 1


Berlin Film Festival (Germany)
 
Lifetime Achievement Honorary Golden Bear, February 18
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ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware

Bvlgari
Although not a true spokeswoman for the prestigious Italian jewelers, Sophia poses in several magazines wearing jewels and furs.

Annabella Furs
Sophia poses in furs in several printed ads for the Italian fur tailor company based in Pavia. Sophia is blasted right away by animal rights activists and especially by Brigitte Bardot who publishes an open letter to Sophia.


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Palm Springs Festival
- January 8

Wearing a jeweled choker and dressed in a tailored red suit that emphasizes her still-voluptuous figure, Sophia receives a tribute award at a $250-a-seat black-tie gala at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel. Some of her films are also screened during the festival event from January 6 through 16. "I'm very flattered that they gave me this prize. It's a great tribute to all the films I have done." Sophia made the cover of Palm Springs Life magazine the previous month.

Hollywood's Walk of Fame - February 1
Sophia is honored with the Walk's 2000th star, located at 7050 Hollywood Blvd. Expressing her hope that women new to acting will be inspired by seeing her name on the famous sidewalk, Sophia said, "I really wish my shining star will show the way to the so many actresses that start in the career, and may their dreams come true as my dream came true."


Berlin Film Festival - February 18
Sophia receives an Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival where an retrospective of her films is also presented in her honor. The secret of her success, she says, is being "very much in love with my profession". Festival dates: February 10-21.

Armani Collection - March 2
Sophia attends in Milan the presentation of Armani collections, with other front-row guests including Claudia Cardinale, Ornella Muti and Robert De Niro.

Carlo, Jr.'s Graduation - May 5
Sophia, Carlo and Edoardo are at the USC's Commencement ceremony at Alumni Memorial Park, to witness Carlo, Jr. receive his Master's diploma in Piano Performance. A private celebration organized by Sophia's good friend Anna Strasberg follows at Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues.

Luncheon at US Embassy - June 2
During an official visit of the Clintons in Rome, Sophia is invited to joing Bill and Hillary as well as Silvio and Miriam Berlusconi at Villa Taverna, the official residence of US ambassador to Italy, Reginald Bartholomew.

Annabella Fashion Show - September 26
Sophia and French actor Alain Delon attend the presentation of Annabella furs at Milan's Teatro Nuovo where a crowd of animal rights activists hold fake dollar bills stained in red and a sign reading: "Sophia, with fur coats you have won the Oscar for cruelty."

Christian Dior Show - October 10
Special guest for the presentation of Christian Dior's Spring-Summer 1995 Collection, shown at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris.
 
Armani's 20th anniversary
Sophia celebrates with Armani his 20th anniversary as a designer by opening a new atelier on via Borgonuovo 11 in Milan.

Bvlgari Parade - November 9
Sophia participates to the Marina Bulgari jewel collection parade at the Grand Hotel in Rome.

Prêt-à-Porter Premieres - December
Sophia attends the premiere of Prêt-à-Porter on December 12 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and at Avco Theatre in Westwood, CA, 2 days later.


MAGAZINE COVERS


Italy
Italian Life, Sette, Sorrisi e Canzoni TV, Tele Più
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Germany

Ciao, Gala
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France
Le Figaro Magazine, Gala
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Spain

Blanco y Negro
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UK
Chic, Hello
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USA

Boxoffice, Detour, Good Housekeeping

TV SHOWS


Eye to Eye With Connie Chung - December 22
Short interview on the CBS news show.


BOOKS


Sophia Loren
Italo Moscati's biography book titled Sophia Loren is published in Italy.

EDITOR'S NOTES


Death Threats - January
  British newspaper Today publishes the headline that Sophia is threatened with death after having supported her niece Alessandra in her electoral campaign.

Annabella Furs Ad
- July 24
A full page publicity paid by the Washington-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Italian Anti-Vivisection League is published in the Italian daily Il Mattino asking Sophia to not participate in the publicity campaign for French furrier.

Bardot against Furs
- July 27
  Brigitte Bardot, former film sex symbol and France's most prominent animal-rights advocate, writes a scathing letter addressed to Sophia for lending her name to the promotion of fur coats. She writes, "I have just learned with immense sadness and profound dismay that you have agreed to sell your name and your image in the most despicable form of advertising, the promotion of furs."

Sophia Turns 60
Sophia celebrates her 60th birthday at her sister's house in Rome with Carlo, Maria and her husband. Magazines throughout the world feature
a glamorous and beautiful Sophia on their front cover as she turns 60.
"I don't feel 60 at all", says Sophia, " I don't even notice it unless other people remind me."


Prêt-à-Porter
UK poster


Prêt-à-Porter / Mastroianni
Photo: Angelo Frontoni
04/94


Photo Session
Photo: Angelo Frontoni
09/94


Le Figaro Magazine (France)
Cover: Angelo Frontoni
03/09/94


Walk of Fame
Hollywood
Photo: Frank Trapper
01/02/94


Detour (USA)
Cover: Greg Gorman
12/94


Prêt-à-Porter
Photo: Greg Gorman
04/94


Berlin Film Festival
Photo: Andreas Fabig
18/02/94


Sophia's 60'th birthday
Rome
20/09/94


Photo Session
Photo: Greg Gorman


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