Sep 18 2007

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< > Marc Jacobs is clearly proud of his bod - and bares it all again in the latest edition of Visionaire. The 168-page oversize book, sponsored by Louis Vuitton, includes nude photographs of a bevy of models, actors and celebrities, including Jacobs, this edition's guest editor.

Visionaire co-founder Stephen Gan said the concept was conceived more than two years ago and most of the photos were taken late last year. "The idea was to do personal nudes of famous people. We came up with a list of who are considered the most beautiful people in the world," he explained. That list includes Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bundchen, Jamie Dornan, Selma Blair Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, all shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Though most of the images are quite revealing, "not everyone is stark naked," Gan said. Thus, the latest edition is entitled "Private."

Voyeurs and others can buy the issue for 5 beginning in early October; 2,500 copies will be printed. But before sulking at the hefty price tag, consider "Private" will be sold in a limited edition Louis Vuitton gold monogrammed case. At least they thought to dress the book up, even if its subjects inside aren't.

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