Described as the “femme fatale of our era,” Kate Moss poses seductively in between bedsheets, wearing nothing but a diamond necklace and red lipstick. Moss has reigned as cover girl for more times than we can keep track of. This time, it’s for Bryan Ferry’s forthcoming solo album, Olympia – keeping with Ferry’s long tradition of putting beautiful women on cover art: Kari-Ann Muller on Roxy Music, Amanda Lear on For Your Pleasure, Playboy bunny Marilyn Cole on Stranded and Jerry Hall on Siren.
The cover image, photographed by Adam Whitehead, evokes the same provocative, 70s glam that Roxy Music’s album covers were known for and was inspired by Édouard Manet’s 19th century painting of the same name.
“Olympia was a kind of early pin-up picture and, in a sense, a forerunner of some 20th century pop art, which I feel strongly connected to,” Ferry told the Metro.
Ferry, who usually preferred to feature unknown women, chose Moss because of her appeal (and Moss, being a fan of his music, nonetheless accepted).
“Kate has long been the femme fatale of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful, and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe,” he said.
The album, due out on October 25 will also feature a host of notable guests, including Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Primal Scream bassist Mani, Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada and former Roxy Music band member, Brian Eno.
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