Scarlett Johannson on the art of being a muse

Actress Scarlett Johansson dazzled audiences with old Hollywood glamor at this year's Milan Fashion Week

Story highlights

  • Scarlett Johansson wowed audiences in Milan as face of Dolce & Gabbana
  • The actress was clad in pale pink lace with 1920s-style hair
  • She talks exclusively to CNN about her role as muse to design duo
In a pastel pink lace dress, blonde hair bobbed and crimped, skin pale apart from a flash of ruby red lipstick, Scarlett Johansson bought a touch of old Hollywood glamor to Milan fashion week this year.
The "Lost in Translation" star sat front row during Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer 2012 womenswear show. She has been the designers' muse since 2009 when the duo launched their makeup line.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, the 26-year-old actress opens up about the pressure she feels to maintain an "otherworldly idea of perfection" in an image-conscious industry, and explains how she divides her public and private persona.
CNN: What has it meant for you being the muse for Dolce & Gabbana?
Scarlett Johansson: Ever since I've had the curves enough to fit into their dresses, I've been wearing their stuff, and when I was approached to be the face of their makeup line, it felt like a very natural fit.
It's also very exciting for me to collaborate with the designers on the look of the campaign and to create this image of an independent, contemporary woman. The idea of this Golden Age of Hollywood glamor that the boys love, I love it too. I think we have the same mentality ... the same sort of aesthetic.
CNN: What is your personal involvement in the collaboration?
SJ: When we first introduced the line, the idea was of a silver screen siren -- you know, a little bit removed, uber-glamorous and just very chic and untouchable in a way -- the real kind of movie-star look.