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Finally here! The Playboy issue we've been waiting for!

Last updated on: December 05, 2013 20:00 IST

Finally here! The Playboy issue we've been waiting for

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The much-awaited 60th anniversary cover featuring Kate Moss is here and we're sweating under our collars already!

After what seemed like an endless wait, the 60th anniversary Playboy issue featuring Kate Moss is here.

The special January/February 2014 double issue is the 60th anniversary issue and the supermodel has posed for an 18-page spread shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.


Image: Kate Moss for Playboy
Photographs: Cover of Playboy

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News of Kate Moss being the cover girl for the bumper issue had been doing the rounds since as early as March this year.

Mert Alas shared this picture of Moss with the cover on Instagram.


Image: Kate Moss poses with a picture of the latest Playboy issue featuring her on the cover.
Photographs: Mert Alas on Instagram

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Yet another photograph of the copies of the magazine autographed by Kate Moss on Alas' Instagram timeline

Founded in Chicago in 1953, the iconic magazine was partly funded by a $1,000 loan from Hugh Hefner's mother. Since then it has gown on to becoming one of the most iconic brands with presence in every medium.


Image: Autographed copies of the special issue of the magazine
Photographs: Mert Alas on Instagram

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Besides featuring nude and semi-nude models, Playboy is equally known for its fiction contributed by writers such as Arthur C Clarke, Vladimir Nabokov, PG Wodehouse and Margaret Atwood among others as well as cartoons by greats such as Jack Cole, Shel Silverstein and Rowland B Wilson.

Seen here is an archival picture from a promotional event for the opening of the Playboy club in Macau.


Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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Inna Popenko, Playmate of the Year 2009 for the Russian edition of Playboy magazine, poses during a ceremony in Moscow.


Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

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An undated photo of former employees of Brazilian airline Varig, Juliana Neves (L), Sabrina Knop (C), and Patricia Kreusburg as they pose for Playboy magazine in Rio de Janeiro in this undated handout photograph.

Creditors stripped Brazil's ailing Varig airline down to its bare essentials.

Now three former flight attendants who lost their jobs are following suit, baring all for Playboy magazine.

In the local edition of Playboy, the women posed semi-dressed in Varig-like uniforms on an airport tarmac, then took off all for a series of nude shots inside a plane.


Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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Playboy bunnies pose during the opening ceremony of the Playboy Cancun casino in December 2010.


Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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In this April 2000 photograph, Playboy Bunnygirl Jennifer Palmer from Los Angeles prepares herself for a photocall in central London.

The bunnygirls returned to Britain's capital city for the first time in ten years following an announcement by Ladbrooke Casino and Playboy Enterprise to launch a joint venture to open a Playboy casino in London's upmarket Mayfair district.


Photographs: Reuters Photographer

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Six former air hostesses of Mexicana Airlines pose during a news conference before taking part in a private session for Playboy magazine in Mexico City February 7, 2011.

Heavily indebted Mexicana, one of the world's oldest airlines, had suspended all flights in August 2010.


Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters

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Finally, we have the man behind the magazine. Founder Hugh Hefner poses for a portrait at his Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California. The iconic mansion sits on a 5.3 acres estate and was purchased by Playboy from Louis D Statham for $US1.1 million. Besides 22 rooms that include a wine cellar, the mansion also houses a zoo, an aviary, a tennis courts and a swimming pool area. As of 2011, it has been valued at $54 million. 


Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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