Teenage top model Karlie Kloss recently appeared fully nude for the first time, in Italian Vogue as shot by Steven Meisel. Just as quickly as the images hit the internet, Vogue Italia removed one from their site, drawing speculation that it was either too Photoshopped-looking (it wasn’t) or too thinspo.
“To be honest, I don’t know why they pulled it off. I thought it was a beautiful photo,” she said. “We did a lot of photos that day, and working with Steven, working with Pat [McGrath], working with Oribe and Carlyne [Cerf de Dudzeele] — we were creating art. I think they’re beautiful photos and I’m very proud of all of them. I’m happy with the results. I think that they’re photos that are hopefully going to become iconic. I had so much fun with the shoot, I was so happy to do it.”
We probably don’t need any explanation from Kloss, though, as Fashionista may have already found it: the image (along with many others from the spread) has already begun popping up on Pro-Ana sites.