What an amazing idea!
Well, that’s a label they’re happily embracing today, as they just released some gorgeous recreations of classic covers — starring the original Playmates!
In a statement honoring the women involved, the mag wrote:
“From our inception, Hugh Hefner has echoed the sentiment that there’s no such thing as a former Playmate. Once you’re welcomed to the Playboy family, you’ll always have a family. In the spirit of celebrating the women who’ve made Playboy what it is ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ an exuberant celebration of beauty, sex, and the beauty of sex ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ we invited seven special Playmates from over the years to come back and recreate their iconic covers. In the process, they remind us that beauty is ageless, sex appeal is timeless and exuberance is eternal.”
Ch-ch-check out Playmates Kimberley Conrad Hefner (1989), Charlotte Kemp (1982), Cathy St. George (1981), Monique St. Pierre (1979), Ren├â┬⌐e Tenison (1990), Candace Collins (1979), and Lisa Matthews (1991, top), then and now, in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Ben Miller/Playboy.]