editorialesque » lara stone for playboy france

by Jeremy Danté

represented by IMG model management, lara stone appeared for the june issue of french playboy. it was reported today, that the images seen here, shot by greg lotus, were unauthorized for use by the french division of playboy. after the images appeared in the issue, lara stone has since released a statement saying, “playboy had no right to publish these unauthorised photographs, it’s not the kind of publication i would ever choose to appear in. i feel i have no option but to take steps to protect my reputation.” with lara’s statment in mind, i dont understand what the issue is. truth be told, we’ve seen lara completely nude in a number of high end editorials from italian vogue to interview- hell, i can identify lara stone by the look of her breasts. i guess there are legality issue with authorization, but i dont understand this need to ‘protect her reputation’ – i dont see her reputation being damaged by the images seen here in any shape or form. im sure her rank as the top female model will still be intact; after all, the images have been out since june. you’ve seen lara appear for campaigns for calvin klein & armani this fall.

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