BERLIN.- Supermodel Claudia Schiffer posed nude and pregnant on the cover of the German edition of Vogue and was photographed by her discoverer, the German designer Karl Lagerfeld. Schiffer's image recalls the legendary photograph of Demi Moore when she was seven months pregnant, who was photographed by Annie Leibowitz, an image that caused a stir in August 1991.
Under the heading "Claudia by Vogue', the article includes other snapshots taken by Ellen von Unwerth and Francesco Carrozzini. "There are very few women who have been photographed as many times as Claudia," explains the German editor of the magazine, Christiane Arp. "The truth is that no one has ever shown so many different faces of her." Although it is the first time she posed nude and pregnant, that being photographed without clothes is nothing new for the German model. "I'm not against the nude," she said in 2008 when she starred in an issue devoted entirely to sex. "I'm German, I'm very open. In Germany people lie naked in the park."
In any case, the pose of the model evokes the photograph Annie Leibowitz took of actress Demi Moore, the first "celebrity" who posed in a magazine cover pregnant. It happened in August 1991 and that number of "Vanity Fair" generated a major scandal in the United States. Britney Spears did the same, but for the magazine "Harper's Bazaar" and her direct rival, Christina Aguilera, also posed nude for "Marie Claire."
"The important thing for us was to show that femininity is beautiful and to have a positive body image is possible in all circumstances," says the model, 39, in the report. The issue of Vogue will be the 13th cover in almost 20 years. "The first was at a particular time. Twenty years later, I relive a strong feeling, "says the model, who is married to British producer Matthew Vaughn and has a 7 year old son, Casper, and a daughter of 5,