If there’s any takeaway from Lara Stone’s completely un-retouched images by Juergen Teller (other than the fact that she’s basically a Botticelli brought to life), it’s that there is nothing more compelling than an honest portrait of a woman. I hear a lot of models (a lot of people in general, really) worry about their age, some who are barely out of their teens. I think that's what is making these images look extra beautiful—Lara looks like a grownup, and a powerful, uncompromising one at that. Someone tell me, is there anything sexier?
Lara Stone photographed by Juergen Teller. Subscribe to System Magazine to see the editorial in its entirety.