While speaking with the publication, Anderson explained that she and her photographer friend, Luke Gilford, had a specific direction with the photo shoot.
“We wanted to play with a bunch of different characters and I’m so much into fantasy and playing characters,” Anderson said. “With each outfit, we created a different character. It was just really fun.”
In the glamorous spread, the 50-year-old mother of two rocked a selection of Stella McCartney suits and skirts.
Anderson says that McCartney is a part of her "fashion family," which also includes Dolce & Gabbana and Vivienne Westwood.
"I just support my friends. Vivienne, of course, and Andreas [Kronthaler] are doing really fabulous,
Even though Anderson once said the "social media thing was crap," she has been able to connect with her fans online by posting some of the shots like the ones seen in her W magazine photo shoot. However, her primary concern is for young people that use social media.
“I worry about young people whose self-worth is based on how many followers they have or how many likes they have,” she says. “That’s why I’m writing a book right now called The Sensual Revolution which is about desensitization.”
When Anderson isn't posing for steamy photo shoots, she likes to remain involved in the fashion world. Most recently, she was seated front row at Dolce Gabbana to support her sons with ex Tommy Lee – Dylan Lee and Brandon Lee – who are modeling "just for fun."
“Brandon gets to be an actor on the runway, and just eats it up and loves it,” she said. “My other son has this plan for his life and is very ambitious and all about the music, so it doesn’t really want to do any of this stuff; he turns down stuff all the time. He’s very calculated, while Brandon is very on his sleeve.”