Only a year after her first nude photo shoot, the former Brisbane schoolgirl-turned-supermodel has posed topless for a series of provocative shots for French fashion magazine Numero. It’s a very different image to the girl-next-door we’re used to seeing as the face of upmarket retailer David Jones or as the sweet Victoria’s Secret underwear model.
Australian deportment queen June Dally-Watkins said she was disappointed by the model’s latest pictures.
“What a shame,” she said. “It’s a very bad influence on young girls who follow her lead. Miranda does it to attract attention. Sex sells, but it’s ridiculous and she could decline what the client is asking for.”
Kerr’s first foray into raunchy photo shoots was last year when she appeared on the cover of Australia Rolling Stone’s environment issue, with her hands strategically placed to cover her modesty.
At the time, the model said she went “au naturel” to raise awareness about koalas. But then, soon after, she posed nude again for the 2010 Pirelli Calendar wearing just a Trilby hat.
Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Kirstie Clements said Kerr’s French photo shoots perhaps indicated she wanted to be taken seriously as a high-end fashion model, having recently walked in parades for Balenciaga and Prada.
“They’re quite raunchy but I think it suits her because she has that insane body,” Clements said.