What, you thought Kim Kardashian would end her coffee table book career with Selfish? She was only just getting started on her global bookshelf domination.
In a surprise social media announcement, Kardashian teased her newest creative outing alongside the photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Their self-titled photography book isdue out on September 7 via Taschen, and that it features Kardashian completely nude in at least one photo. (Mert and Marcus know a thing or two about nudes.)
“So honored to have been photographed by Mert and Marcus for their new book!” Kardashian wrote on Instagram. “20 years in the making!” In the shared photo, Kardashian is completely naked except for a pair of combat boots and star pasties covering her nipples (most likely to fall in line with Instagram’s nudity policy)—and she’s also climbing a tree, naturally. Alas posted on Instagram with a slightly different version of the photograph: “NIGHT BIRD ?One of the page from our new book with @kimkardashian.”
Even if you’re only vaguely familiar with Kardashian, you’ll know that she proudly loves to share nude or semi-nude photographs of herself on social media. While some people have slut-shamed her in the past about this, Kardashian (rightfully) believes it’s her choice in the way she empowers and displays her body.
“I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives. I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime—and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?” she wrote in an open letter last year. “It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming—it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me. I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.”