Supermodel Lily Cole has made her debut on the cover of French Playboy.

The Marks & Spencer model has her hair in pigtails and is wearing only white socks for the cover shoot. She is also clutching a giant teddy bear, and is pictured above the tagline Sweet Sixties Lily Cole.

Flame-haired Cole, 20, has posed for a 14-page spread inside the men's magazine. The shoot is said to have been inspired by the cover of French musician Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album Histoire de Melody Nelson.

Some Christian groups have previously condemned the images as degrading.

They have called on customers to boycott M&S, saying the store was indirectly supporting Playboy by continuing to employ Cole.

But a spokesman for M&S has said: "It's entirely her own choice as to what other work she accepts and we would not wish to interfere with her career."

St Trinian's star Cole deferred her place at Cambridge University.

She was recently linked to Jude Law after being spotted with the Hollywood heart-throb.