We’ve seen our fair share of supermodels stripped down to their skivvies, and while we always appreciate a good dose of sex appeal, we love it when models go au naturel for a good cause. Karlie Kloss, Irina Shayk and Elettra Wiedemann were among an A-list roster of supermodels and celebrities who agreed to bare it all for James Houston’s newest photography book titled Natural Beauty. The New York based photographer who has had a ‘lifetime interest in the human form’ launched the project to raise awareness of environmental issues with a younger audience.
Swimsuit models Irina Shayk and Lais Ribeiro posed in their natural form with carefully placed props like seaweed and driftwood, while Anja Rubik submerged herself in a water tank. Coco Rocha, who isn’t on board with baring it all, still stepped in front of the camera to support the cause in a black gauzy dress covered with electric blue chalkdust.
Describing what inspired his project, Mr. Houston, 47, who is originally from Australia, said: ’[It] merges my longtime interest in the human form and my passion for the natural world. The book also features a touching black and white “mother and child” portrait of Arizona Muse holding her three-year son Nikko as well as some sisterly love between Aussie beauties Ashley and Jessica Hart.
But Arizona isn’t the only model mommy concerned with preserving natural beauty for our childrens’ future, Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, and Elle Macpherson joined up-and-coming catwalkers Anais Pouliot and Ginta Lapina in this 120- page photography book, which hits stores on April 30th and will benefit Global Green USA, a non-profit, supporting sustainability.