Wow! Claudia who’s 39, pregnant with baby #3 and baring her seven months plus belly on the June issue of German Vogue is an inspiration to all us women!
Thank God we live in an era, when a woman’s pregnant belly is finally allowed to be seen and NOT hidden! That barrier was only broken in 1991 when Demi Moore, pregnant with baby #2, famously appeared starkers on the cover of Vanity Fair, with only a pair of diamond earrings as accessories.
Previous to that, women were not only expected to cover their bumps, but to pretty much HIDE them under voluminous tent dresses and tops — usually with big white collars and frilly, silly bows.
Poor Princess Diana — when she was caught by paparazzi baring her bump in a bikini, white on vacation in 1982. She took a royal dubbing for daring to NOT WEAR a coverup.
I say hooray to Claudia for once again showing that a pregnant belly rude is natural and can be photographed tastefully — in this case by her good friend, uber fashion designer-photographer Karl Lagerfeld. The pair has done this so tastefully she can easily show her photo to son Caspar, 7, and daughter Clementine, 5 and they along with their dad (Claudia’s husband) film producer, Mathew Vaughn, can be proud.
And to all you mom critics out there — stripping for a mag cover DOES NOT make her a bad mom. Claudia is a loving hands-on mother, who can often be seen taking or picking up her children from school.
And isn’t promoting healthy pregnancy, a WAY more worthy cause to pose nude for than for PETA or simply for self promotion?
What do you think? HL staffer Chloe Melas, below totally disagrees with me!