The lesbian-themed pics are from a two-day photo shoot in Manhattan in 1995, when Melania Knauss, as she was called, was 25 years old and modeling under the name “Melania K.” Several were featured in Max Magazine.
In another photo, Eriksson wears sheer stockings, a low-cut bustier, high heels and a long robe — all designed by John Galliano — and raises a whip as if preparing to spank Melania, who pretends to recoil. Melania is more conservatively dressed in a skin-tight gown and high heels.
"I always loved women together, because I have been with a lot of women who desired the ménage à trois,” said Jarl Ale de Basseville, the French fashion photographer who snapped the pictures.
"This is beauty and not porn. I am always shocked by the porn industry because they are destroying the emotion and the essence of purity and simplicity."
The shoot took place in a Chelsea apartment that doubled as a photo studio, said de Basseville, a Paris artist and fashion photographer who was briefly based in New York in the mid-’90s.