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Karlie Kloss naked in Italian Vogue

This is the kind of post that I wonder about whether I should put “NSFW” in the title. (For those of you who, y’know, don’t love the internetz like I do, NSFW = not suitable for work.) It seems as …

Mon, Dec 5, 2011, 12:30

   

This is the kind of post that I wonder about whether I should put “NSFW” in the title. (For those of you who, y’know, don’t love the internetz like I do, NSFW = not suitable for work.) It seems as if it should be self-explanatory. But in any case, on the off-chance that the photograph right below these words hasn’t given the game away, this post is not suitable for work. Unless your work is totally awesome*.

Karlie Kloss has been big, big news for the past couple of seasons. She walked for Victoria’s Secret this year for the first time, as well as, y’know, doing normal American high-school teen things such as going to prom and, obviously, working out a lot. She’s one of the hottest models around, so it’s no surprise that Steven Meisel chose to get her clothes off for Vogue Italia, although the whole concept of it confuses me. Surely, if you’re going to do a shoot focusing on a very athletic human body, you don’t really need clothes. Are the clothes just there to give variety between nearly-nude shots?

Vogue has removed the above image from its website – rumours (online rumours, obviously) are that it was deemed too photoshopped, although, that said, this video on the Vogue site shows Kloss looking pretty much exactly the same as she does in the photos, moving around on set. There’s no doubting that Meisel is super talented, and that the photographs are eye-catching, but is it because she’s naked or because they’re great photos? We’re still so unused to seeing nudity this starkly, it takes us by surprise and it’s difficult to know where the emphasis should be. More pics after the jump – and let me know what you think about nudity in fashion. Good or bad? (Here’s another example, if you’re, y’know, curious and, crucially, not in the office.)

* For the record, I am in no way implying that Google would be down with you, uh, googling naked women. No. That is not what I am saying. (Although could you get away with it by going, “man, what?! I’m googling!” Hmmmm . . .

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