Model Mona Tougaard has bared all for a bold cover story in i-D, channeling the spirit of Lady Godiva as she poses nude atop a horse. The compelling images were captured by acclaimed photographer Tyler Mitchell, known for his ability to capture strikingly intimate moments.
Lady Godiva, an 11th-century noblewoman, is famously said to have ridden naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry to protest against her husband's oppressive taxation of his subjects. Her tale has inspired countless artists and become a symbol of audacious female rebellion.
In this daring photoshoot, Tougaard seemingly takes on the role of the legendary figure. The photographs blend sensuality with strength, reflecting the intersection of vulnerability and courage often associated with Godiva's story.
Tougaard's bold and unapologetic display of nudity reinforces the fashion industry's growing move towards greater body positivity and acceptance. Meanwhile, Mitchell's evocative photography adds another impressive feat to his growing portfolio. With past accolades including being the first black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue, Mitchell continues to push boundaries in the world of fashion photography.