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Jessica Simpson boldly goes where others have gone before: naked

March 7, 2012 | 10:51 am


Jessica Simpson has posed naked on the April cover of Elle magazine, inspired by the pose made famous by Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair and a similar shot of Cindy Crawford on the cover of W.

And for when you're done staring at the "Fashion Star" mentor wearing no fashion at all, there's news as well: She and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting a girl.

"I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!" Simpson told the mag. "Eric is so athletic. We're gonna have this athletic girl and I won't even be able to take her shopping, 'cause all she's gonna want is sports bras and Nikes!"

(Notes to Jessica: You still have to get through the diapers and onesies first. And we probably shouldn't say anything about allowing oneself to be styled as the twin of a woman who's going through a significant life crisis.)

As Elle tells it, here's how the magazine shoot came together: "Though mom-to-be Jessica Simpson arrived at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on a crisp January morning looking quite the fashionista in a Roberto Cavalli wrapdress, Lanvin wedges, and an oversize YSL leather bag, it quickly became clear to everyone on set that Simpson’s burgeoning belly should take center stage for the principal shot." The singer-actress-fashionista was described as "enthusiastic," reportedly discussing her pregnancy cravings after "confidently posing au naturel."

There's also a version of the cover with Simpson wearing a red dress, presumably for the more skin-shy retailers.



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Photos: Jessica Simpson, left, and Demi Moore in 1991. Credits: Elle; Vanity Fair