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Photoshoot: Kate Upton for Vogue US

May 13, 2013
Kate Upton graces the cover of Vogue US

Kate Upton graces the cover of Vogue US

The shoot: Vogue US cover and editorial.

The model: Kate upton.

The set: An American countryside estate with sumptuous contemporary chic furnishings.

The stylist: Tonne Goodman.

The photographer: Mario Testino.

The final word: Kate Upton is a model – not an actress. This is an important detail in an industry that has shifted away from booking professional models for covers in preference of film celebrities, pop culture personalities, and socialites. Oh and Michelle O.

Covers are where it’s at. You don’t need to see The September Issue to know that it’s all about the cover (but you should, it’s a great film) and that it better fly off the shelves or else. Real estate on the rack and page being what it is, the star-power of a well-known celebrity combined with a new film’s promotional craze churns out some very well-timed profitable covers.

Which is why when Vogue US books a model for a June 2013 cover – the first model-booked cover since Kate Moss’ September 2011 showing – we sit up and take note: a supermodel is born. Okay, not in the 90’s supermodel sense of the word, but in an era of fierce competition, Kate Upton for the win.

And the gal delivers: pages within continue to treat us to the delights of her curves, her easy American style and that sexy charm channeled by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Guess models. Thankfully for Upton, she’s had a very good past two years landing all sorts of pages, such as covers with GQ, and British and Italian Vogue, and she knows how to work a range of looks. And Americana works damn fine.

More images from the shoot below.




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