Penélope Cruz joins latex revolution in label worn by Amanda Holden, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga

·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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Penélope Cruz for Vogue Spain. (Ned Rogers)
Penélope Cruz for the September issue of Vogue España. (Ned Rogers)

Penélope Cruz has become the latest celebrity to join the latex trend, wearing a black 'body' by Atsuko Kudo on the cover of Vogue España.

The actor and producer, 48, is partially covered with a Chanel jacket and sports a Kim Kardashian inspired plaited high ponytail.

Another of Cruz's looks for the shoot includes a lace and taffeta flared jacket by Harris Reed, a latex corset also by Atsuko Kudo, cycling leggings from Nike, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Atsuko Kudo is also a major hit with other stars across the world, including Kim Kardashian who wore a latex top and skirt from the Japanese designer in 2014 to promote her new fragrance Fleur Fatale at an event in Melbourne, Australia.

Lady Gaga donned a red latex gown by Kudo to meet the Queen in England in 2009. "I wanted to dress like a queen in a British fashion, and I also wanted to do it my own way," she told British Vogue last year.

"But we thought we would give this look of a queen a modern twist by making it latex and at the time Atsuko Kudo were the only designers that I could think of that were actually tailoring latex in this way," she added. "It's very difficult to tailor latex."

Amanda Holden also wore a black latex catsuit-style piece and Linde Pencil Dress with a flattering Mid V neck from the designer for a Fabulous Magazine feature in April 2016. Meanwhile, she previously rocked the look wearing a hot pink rubber dress for Britain's Got Talent auditions in January, which on this occasion was a bespoke piece by William Wilde.

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Penélope Cruz for Vogue Spain. (Ned Rogers)
Penélope Cruz wears Atsuko Kudo's 'body' for Vogue España. (Ned Rogers)

In the Vogue España accompanying interview, Cruz discusses her career, expressing enthusiasm about her role as a producer with her company Moonlyon. "I've had offers from other places to start a production company, but what could be better than doing it in my own country. I will choose well, from the heart, and when I feel that they are stories that need to be told," she said.

After thirty years in the industry, and creating her own company, we will next see her dedication in the film En los márgenes, directed by her friend Juan Diego Botto, and produced by her.

Cruz also discusses how she is constantly picking up new things in her career, but nothing will compare to becoming a mother.

"You never feel in the profession that you've got to where you had to be, that you've learned everything you had to learn, and that makes me happy," she explained. "You are a student, an apprentice, and everything else is left behind."

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Penélope Cruz for Vogue Spain. (Ned Rogers)
Penélope Cruz wears Atsuko Kudo's latex corset for Vogue España. (Ned Rogers)

Cruz shares Leo Encinas Cruz, 11, and Luna Encinas Cruz, nine, with fellow Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who she married in 2010.

"I'm not the same age as when I started and I have two children," she added. "The most radical change I have experienced has been becoming a mother. Your life alters enormously at that moment, much more than with any kind of project. Motherhood is a priority in my life."

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Kim Kardashian in Atsuko Kudo. (Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian wears Atsuko Kudo two-piece to promote fragrance 'Fleur Fatale' in Melbourne, November 2014. (Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) meets American singer Lady Gaga (R) following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England on December 7, 2009. Returning to the town for the first time since 1955, the annual show features a wide range of artists from all aspects of popular entertainment and showbusiness. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/POOL (Photo by LEON NEAL / AFP) (Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Queen meets Lady Gaga dressed in Atsuko Kudo after the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, December 2009. (Getty Images)
Amanda Holden seen arriving at Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium on January 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Amanda Holden arriving at Britain's Got Talent auditions at London Palladium, wearing designer William Wilde, January 2022. (Getty Images)

Cruz has graced many covers over the years, and picked up many awards along the way, including an Oscar, a BAFTA, Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, a Donostia Award and a National Film Award for cinematography, but has stayed humble along the way.

While she has achieved all her success independently, she has also starred alongside Bardem in multiple films, first meeting on the set of Spanish comedy-drama Jamón Jamón in 1992.

“It makes me a little dizzy to see everything that has happened since I started, but the feeling of time is very relative," she told Vogue España. "On the one hand I feel like it was a long time ago and on the other it seems like it was yesterday."

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 2022. (Getty Images)

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