Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott say shooting Kate Moss’ Playboy cover was “a no brainer”.
The renowned fashion photographers have been working with the British supermodel for years and were happy to oblige her Playboy request.
The model, who turns 40 later this month, looks sultry on the cover of the January/February 2014 edition.
“Oh, my God, it was a no-brainer. When Kate asked us to shoot her for Playboy’s sixtieth anniversary issue, you know, we had to do it,” Mert told Style.com.
“We didn’t have any hesitations. We were all in from the start. We’ve done a lot of things with Kate-a lot of role-playing, a lot of fashion pictures, a lot of personal pictures-and when we started this project, we asked ourselves what not to do,” Marcus added
“We wanted it to be really Kate. It wasn’t about the hair or the make-up, it wasn’t about styling or fashion. It wasn’t about all the frivolous tools of our industry. It was about her – her lips, her charisma, her body, her skin, her eyes.”
Wearing silk stockings, velveteen bunny ears, a fluffy tail and a seductive smile Kate is a sexy choice for the birthday issue.
Mert and Marcus have also recently worked with another superstar, when they shot Lady Gaga for Versace’s Spring 14 campaign.
The singer looked remarkably like Donatella Versace in the shots, which Mert says was a conscious decision.
“We were like, ‘What are we gonna do for Lady Gaga?’ She’s done every amazing look. She’s been every kind of monster. But a few weeks before the shoot, Donatella told me that Gaga did a song called Donatella, and we said, ‘Oh, my God. This is it! She’s Donatella! She’s got to be Donatella!’” he laughed.
“She loved it,” added Marcus, recalling Lady Gaga’s reaction.
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