Brooke Shields on Posing Topless for Jordache Jeans: ‘This Is My 56-Year-Old Body’

Shields adds that the photos were authentic, with no retouching. “It was important for you to see this is my 56-year-old body and to fight the retouching,” Shields said. “I’m always like, ‘You better keep it honest.’ And we did.”

In the ads Shields models multiple ’fits, including skinny, flared, and straight. “Jordache was very much a part of that barrier-breaking mentality,” Shields said. “They celebrate the idea of being sexy and bold, and they’ve always featured strong, hardworking, ambitious women in their campaigns. It was never just about models. I’ve always appreciated that—it celebrates a different type of advertising and puts the focus on female strength.”

This made Shields more comfortable when it came to taking the topless photos, as well as photographer Cass Bird. “I knew Cass [Bird] would handle it well, and I also knew it wouldn’t be exploiting at all,” she told People. “There’s something about owning your sexuality at this age that is on point for where we are today. It’s not angry empowerment.”

To make sure she felt confident for the shoot, Shields told People that she increased her time at the gym in preparation: “I worked so hard with my trainer Ngo Okafor. We did 5 a.m. workouts, but I wasn’t drinking, so it was easier to wake up in the morning. I pushed it to the limit. My ego helped! I thought, If you do these pictures and you are not happy with what you see, you’ll be hard on yourself.”

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