The Strokes' 'Is This It' cover model revealed

Model reveals how the famous shot came about

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The model whose backside adorns the British cover of The Strokes’ 2001 debut album, ‘Is This It’, had revealed how the famous image came about.

In a new video posted online by influential blog Goldenfiddle, the model explains that the photoshoot was spontaneous, and happened after she came out of the shower of photographer Colin Lane, her then boyfriend, naked.

“I walked out of the shower and I was completely naked,” she recalls. “I was walking around the house – he was like, put this glove on. I walked over, boom, that was the shot.”

The video is available to watch online now.

Lane, speaking to NME in August 2006, recalled that “a stylist left the glove in my apartment. I begged my girlfriend at the time to do it.

“We did about 10 shots. There was no real inspiration, I was just trying to take a sexy picture.

“[When it ended up on The Strokes’ album cover] my ex-girlfriend was thrilled – she was a very rock 'n' roll girl so it’s a big feather in her cap to have her ass on The Strokes’ cover.”


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