Tamara Mellon is the president and founder of Jimmy Choo, but she sees herself as more of a creative figurehead for the brand. Perhaps that's why, although she is a very wealthy and powerful businesswoman, she posed naked for Terry Richardson for Interview, with a kitten over her naughty bits. She tells the magazine:
[J]ournalists normally come in with a preconceived idea about what I’m like. They have all these assumptions that aren’t accurate. They want this fantasy of this sort of tough businesswoman, red-carpet thing. That’s the story they want.
But that's not who Mellon is! She is a woman shaped by hardship and scandal. The year after her father died, she split from her husband Matthew Mellon in a messy divorce. Then her CEO tried to wrest the company from her. She dated celebrities like Kid Rock and Christian Slater and fell victim to the fast and furious tabloid coverage. Last year she sued her mom, Ann Yeardye, for $9.5 million over shares of Jimmy Choo she said were deposited by mistake in her mother's trust. But she won those back and recently moved from London to New York with her daughter.
So of course it's the perfect time for a naked photo shoot! Like Real Housewife Ramona, she's renewed herself, and sometimes a woman's best "fuck you," as Stephanie Seymour knows, is showing everyone who's wronged her how great she looks. "I mean, it’s nude but it’s chic," Mellon said. "I wonder what they’ll say at the next board meeting." If Sonja doesn't work out for Bravo, they should give Mellon a call.
Tamara Mellon [Interview]
Most Viewed Stories
The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
How to Get Out of Any Party Conversation
‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You
Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy
Astrology GIFs for the Week of October 5, 2015
It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
All the Ceilings Women Keep Hitting Their Heads On
‘Truly Ugly Guy With Glasses’ Is Europe’s Most Virile Man
From Our Partners
5 Must-Have Products for Your Makeup Bag
Why You Should Never Wear These Two Items Two Days In A Row
Here's What To Buy From J.Crew's HUGE 75-Percent-Off Sale!
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutAmber Rose, Populist Slut Hero of Our Time
She walked, she twerked — and she was pretty inspiring.This IUD Ad Is Actually About Staten Island
Even your birth control doesn’t want to take the ferry.7 Alternatives to Those Sold-Out L.L. Bean Boots
Don't be one of the 100,000 losers waiting for back orders.You Think You’re Too Classy to Drink Champagne From a Bong?
Think again.Assessing Steven Klein’s NARS Collaboration
Does the famed photographer's aesthetic translate to lipstick?‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You
It's like whiskey dick, but with weed.The One Beauty Item That Keeps Popping Up at Fashion Month
A new makeup-artist favorite.5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 3
Stripes, embroidered separates, and Céline studded boots.Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
And how she's helping her daughter navigate the pressures of the modeling industry.Right Now the Exercise Pill Is Nothing But a Beautiful Fantasy
It isn't happening anytime soon.
A helpful guide.Stock Up on These Fall Boots Under $300
Sensible lace-ups, sparkly shoes, and more.Toni Morrison on Forgiveness, Segregation, and Why She’d Rather Be a Citizen Than a Taxpayer
Quotes from her talk at the New Yorker Festival.Zendaya Floated Around Paris Like a Cloud
Dreamy.Would You Date a Guy on a Hoverboard? A Survey
An important poll for our time.This Terrifying Face Mask Is a New Korean Beauty Trend
You'll look like a serial killer, but it gives you extra-soft skin.See Our Exclusive Portfolio From Paris Fashion Week
Another fashion month dispatch from photographer Tomasz Lazar.Americans Just Want to Eat in Peace — So They Hide It
We're a nation who hides our snacks.Cheap Thrill: Jacquemus’s Tailored T-Shirt
A signature piece from the "It" designer.All the Ceilings Women Keep Hitting Their Heads On