Kate Upton is rarely at a loss for words. Consider that when Upton presented to Carine Roitfeld at the recent FGI Fashion Awards in New York, that she thanked the style powerhouse for actually featuring her in clothes. (See Upton’s CR Fashion Book #1 cover story.)
Kate fronts the new issue of V Magazine, dishing on ‘the ladies’ while admitting that she is doing the ‘cha-cha-cha’ with Maksim Chmerkovskiy from ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, Kate is styled by Nicola Formichetti wearing Diesel Tribute handcrafted denim, sexy lingerie and nothing at all in ‘Why Can’t Kate Upton Keep Her Clothes On?’.
Formichetti describes Kate, saying she has global appeal.
To me , she is more than fashion. She puts the clothes on and she’s still Kate. In fashion we try to force these head-to-toe looks on the girls and turn them into these characters, but she is always Kate. It’s actually very rare, and only the supermodels transcend fashion in that way. It’s almost like she’s an actress. She’s an actress playing a model.
No Kate Upton interview can be conducted without a reference to Sophia Neophitou’s infamous commentary on why she would never use the model in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We learn that the slicing and dicing of Upton by Neophitou came the very day that Kate learned about her first Sports Illustrated cover.
V Magazine writer Horacio Silva calls Upton a straight shooter if there ever was one. In April Kate will debut with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in ‘The Other Woman’. “I was completely out of my leagure,” says the model/actress.”I make no bones about it. But I just listened and paid attention. Cameron and Leslie were the most amazingly friendly and helpful people — very inspiring (and not at all like Sophia Neophitou, we add). It sounds hokey, but it was a dream come true for me to work with them on my first real movie.”
Silva muses that Kate has no delusions about playing Hedda Gabler anytime soon. We say, don’t count on it. The girl is an inspiring mastermind of self discipline and womanly ambition. ~ Anne