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"Walking around just naked," is what Taraji P. Henson told us she did at her relaxed photo shoot for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign, speaking before the Nicole Miller show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Was Henson nervous posing nude? "No I wasn't at all because (the photographer) Don Flood, he did another very sexy shoot for me for Men's Fitness and I just felt comfortable with him. It was a closed set, 'glam squad' and him and his assistant and my publicist. And I felt really comfortable in my skin, anyway."

Even at 40, the actress who received an Oscar nomination for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" doesn't mind letting it all hang out. "I feel good about it," she said. "I'm very proud it's something I did because of the impact that it's had. A lot of people have taken notice and done research."

Henson may feel at ease in the buff but she is also a fan of draping herself in fine apparel and accessories. While sporting a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti boots, the actress gushed about the huge Swarovski cocktail ring that she snagged earlier in the week at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. "I love this ring, I'm never taking it off!"

Henson then pointed out the practicality of wearing both of her Nicole Miller items simultaneously. "The vest and the dress and I just layered it, because it's so cold out, it's freezing! She continued her praise of the fashion designer, "She knows dresses, she's a woman. But obviously she knows other things too because this vest is incredible. She sent me this."

Henson finished the outfit with a black, zippered top. "I feel like a chic biker," she grinned.