Usually, I’m really pleased to see a magazine cover of Coco Rocha. There’s something very vibrant about her posing. This time, however, something’s different. Coco Rocha’s Elle Brazil cover is beautifully outrageous and outrageously beautiful.
The sheer dress she’s wearing actually had a body underneath in the same color as the flesh. Which was conveniently photoshopped out to look as if she had nothing but bare skin underneath the beautiful Julien MacDonald dress. Coco took the time to express her disappointment and her sadness that the specific wish (also written in the contract signed for the occasion) to not show that much skin, was completely and deliberately ignored. Should she take things further against Elle Brazil or should she just lighten up?
As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photo shoots. For my recent Elle Brazil cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress which I now find was photoshopped out to give the impression of me showing much more skin than I was, or am comfortable with. This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction to the entire team that they not do so. I’m extremely disappointed that my wishes and contract was ignored. I strongly believe every model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed and for me these rules were clearly circumvented.