Just when we think she’s gone quiet, supermodel pulls yet another trick – her latest? Going stark naked for Interview Magazine’s September 2013 fall fashion issue. Naomi posed for one of seven covers featuring some of the most legendary faces of modeling (Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Amber Valletta, Stephanie Seymour and Daria Werbowy).
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, each model appears both clothed and nude in timeless black-and-white images.
Inside the magazine 43-year-old Naomi reflects on her three-decades-long career. Here are some highlights:
On the fashion world
I love the relationship that I have with Azzedine, with Donatella, with Stefano [Gabbana] and Domenico [Dolce], with Marc Jacobs, with Anna Sui. When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then—we had direct communication with each other, and we all hung out when we weren’t working. Obviously, now that’s changed, but I believe I’ve kept it that way.
Business of modelling – past and present
I do feel that I’m talking to someone who’s in a totally different place from where I was when I started modeling. I was fortunate enough to have the wonderful designers and amazing photographers around me, and editors that I knew, and if I wanted to ask a question, I asked them. So that gap has broadened a bit.
They always say, “Fake it till you make it.” [laughs] No, I’m determined, and I’m passionate and driven about whatever I commit myself to do. If I don’t know something, I’m going to ask, and I’ve got no problems in asking questions. I never have. People ask me, “Are you nervous when you go on the runway? You don’t look it.” Yes, I am.
Read the FULL interview here.