Chloë Sevigny praised for posing nude while 9 months pregnant for ‘iconic’ magazine cover

In important news, Chloë Sevigny posed fully exposed on a new magazine cover – while she was nine months pregnant.

In blue-green hues, the actor and her baby bump broke barriers on the cover of Playgirlas it unveiled its relaunched print edition on Monday. Above her is the caption “We’ll take it from here.”

Sevigny shot what Twitter users called a “stunning” and "iconic" spread back in March with photographer Mario Sorrenti, just a few weeks before giving birth to her son.

"I am obsessed with this!!!!" people commented on the Instagram photos of the shoot, calling it "so beautiful" and "dreamy".

In the cover story, Sevigny discussed parenthood:

It was just something that was supposed to happen, and in my early 40s, when it hadn't, I was like, 'I have to sort of actively try and make this happen' ... and then I struggled for a while.

(When the star announced she was pregnant back in January, there was a lot of chatter about the fact that she was 45.)

Sevigny also talked about how she finally became pregnant:

We had a night out dancing and drinking and went home ... and then it just happened, and it stuck, which I had had trouble with in the past. And I was like, 'Wow, this one – he/she – wants to be here.'

She continued to explain how she would manage a work-life balance as a parent: "I'm going to have to work, but I think I'll just have to pick and choose what that is, and hopefully it won't be that far from home."

Playgirl magazine began as a feminist response to Playboy in 1973, featuring male centrefolds and tackled important issues like abortion and equal rights: “making it a dominant voice in the women’s movement and the sexual revolution. It also built up an army of gay readers,” according toWomen’s Wear Daily.

In its relaunch, while the centrefold is not a man this time, the magazine is still clearly working to turn the classic ‘sexy’ cover shoot concept on its head.

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