Appearing on the cover of Elle Brazil this May, Coco Rocha looks like her usual, fierce, chiseled self… with a lot less clothing on than usual. The model has a no-nudity policy, and she took to her Tumblr yesterday evening to clear the air:
"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...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 were 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."
Though the editorial direction of a story is ultimately up to a publication's creative team, no nudity means no nudity… but does that include Photoshopping out seams and fabric? According to Fashionologie, it's possible that she might sue Elle Brazil for breach of contract, but the image will still continue to be distributed.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle Brazil