London (ANI): English model Lily Cole has been featured on the French Playboy cover, wearing nothing but white socks and clutching a teddy bear. The model, who is also a face of 'Marks&Spencers', has posed for a 14 page shoot for the men's magazine, which also features her interview.
"Very intimate, very psychological," The Sun quoted French Playboy's fashion director Alex Aikiu, as telling about the interview. "For us, Playboy isn't Pamela Anderson. It doesn't matter how big your boobs are - it's about what's inside the woman," he added.
The shoot - which is inspired by the cover of French musician Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album Histoire de Melody Nelson - has caused controversy among Christian groups who feel the pictures are degrading to M&S. On the other hand, inspite of the scandal M&S have confirmed they will continue to hire Lily.
"She is a popular, high profile, model who is very much in demand, and this is one of the key reasons why we have chosen to work with her. It's entirely her own choice as to what other work she accepts and we would not wish to interfere with her career," M&S said.