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Lily bares all for Playboy

By This is Devon  |  Posted: September 17, 2008

Lily Cole

TOP model Lily Cole has bared all for the October edition of French Playboy.

The flame-haired model, 20, who starts Cambridge University next month to read social and political science, adorns the cover of the men's magazine, while 14 pages inside are dedicated to a lengthy interview and more photographs.

Lily who was born in Torquay and raised in Paignton, South Devon, posed for the shoot inspired by French musician Serge Gainsbourg's Melody Nelson album, which featured his lover Jane Birkin.

The move is a far cry from the Marks & Spencer adverts she has also starred in, but bosses at Playboy France said all the photographs of Lily have been tastefully done.

Eric Foucher, the magazine's editor-in-chief, said what differed from other celebrity shoots and interviews was that Lily had asked her celebrity friends to carry out her interview rather than a Playboy journalist.

He said: "We thought it was an interesting request from Lily Cole so we went along with it.

"She was interviewed by her celebrity friends such as Jean-Paul Gaultier or Terry Gilliam. They all asked her questions, which was quite cool."

Mr Foucher said the photographs had been taken by Barcelona-born photographer Xevi Muntane, who Lily met in New York.

He said the theme of the shoot and article – called Sweet Lily, which took place in Paris this summer – was the Sixties.

The cover photograph shows the Storm agency model with pigtails, holding a teddy bear, wearing nothing but a pair of white socks.

He added: "She looks a bit like a Lolita. It suits her. She looks really good."

French Playboy's fashion director Alex Aikiu told the Daily Mail the shoot went well. He said: "It is a very intimate, very psychological. For us, Playboy isn't Pamela Anderson. It doesn't matter how big your boobs are – it's about what's inside the woman."

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