Marina Linchuk as Lady Godiva in Gucci (video)

The Lady Godiva legend has her painted in our minds as graceful, proud and yet coy, cascades of long hair providing some semblance of modesty to her naked ride through Coventry. Tapping into that legend and our image of it are photographers Santiago and Maurizio Serra, creating this shoot and video of Marina Linchuk – donning capes, plunging necklines and other dramatic Gucci fare – for Interview Russia’s October 2012 issue.

As the magazine explains, Linchuk “appears as a seductive Lady Godiva in luxurious clothes by Gucci, and sometimes, following the classic story, without them”.

Marina Linchuk Lady Godiva

Marina Linchuk Lady Godiva

The video is called Nocturne – a classically scored, visually dramatic short film which you can view by hitting play above.

Courtesy Interview Russia.

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