Kate Upton may have landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the third time this week. But a new shoot in CR Fashion Book proves that she still has a place in high fashion.
The 21-year-old poses for the fairytale-themed issue in corsets and glossy red lipstick - the femme fatale to Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira’s evil sorcerer.
The shoot, titled ‘Ferocious’ was styled by former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Miss Upton is now a recurring muse of Ms Roitfeld, 59. She appeared on the first-ever cover of CR Fashion Book in September 2012, wearing a knitted V-neck, maternally cradling a brood of ducklings against her ample chest.
She has since featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and countless other prestigious titles.
In October last year, Ms Upton thanked former Ms Roitfeld for helping her make the transition from glamor to high-fashion model. She told Page Six: 'She was the first editor who put me on the cover actually wearing clothing.'
The blonde bombshell initially shot to fame as a bikini-clad Sports Illustrated magazine star, and before landing the gig with Ms Roitfeld, she thought she was destined to be snubbed by the fashion world.
A casting director for Victoria's Secret famously branded her image 'too obvious' and said she would 'never use' her for the lingerie brand's famous runway show. 'She's like a Page 3 girl...like a footballer's wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.'
The CR Fashion Book images were released just days after it was revealed that Miss Upton had yet again scored the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. The new issue of CR Fashion Book will hit newsstands on February 25.
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