Luisa Giacani captures these women like only another woman could. Giacani, an Italian freelance fashion photographer, based this collection on Russian religious icons. If you've ever stepped foot into an Orthodox church (or even an old Catholic cathedral, for that matter), then you've seen these women immortalized in hues of gold. They're always delicate, dainty, and often oddly-proportioned. Giacani recreated them wonderfully with this collection.
I foresee this offending a few people on the basis of capitalizing on spirituality and tradition or simply making something of it that it shouldn't be. If this does have that effect on you, then I'm terribly sorry. I see it as a form of art bringing something very old and beautiful back into the spotlight with a fresh new take.