In a feature on the issue, Vanity Fair explored the creative vision of editor MJ Day and her creative team.
"These are sexy photos," Day told the magazine. "At the end of the day, we're always going to be sexy, no matter what is happening. We're Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. The ideal is to create something artful, to create a beautiful image that both the subject and the team is proud of and collaborates on together."
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