Kate Upton has been garnering a lot of attention since she made it big, and she’s best known for her Cat Daddy and Dougie dance moves played out in YouTube videos, photo shoots with Terry Richardson, and pretty much any picture she wears a bikini in. There’s been controversy over her sexiness and her weight too, but despite all this, Upton has still managed to find a place for herself in high fashion.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Kate had been chosen as the cover girl for the first issue of Carine Roitfeld’s magazine CR Fashion Book. Roitfeld admitted that she chose Upton for the cover because she’s “not a classic model.” She wanted someone with a “sensual body” and not a typical model that everyone would expect her to choose. Kate still showed a little cleavage on the cover, but wore a simple sweater and held baby chickens. The theme of the issue was rebirth, so it seemed like the perfect way to introduce Upton as a sophisticated fashion model rather than just a sexy swimsuit model.
Now, Upton is on the cover of the October issue of French magazine Jalouse. The 20-year-old also stars in a covered-up spread inside the issue. Shot by Alexei Hay, the pictures show Kate in Dior, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Prada, as well as long gloves, tights, and hats with a neck drape that show off way less than we’re used to seeing.
What do you think of Kate’s classier look? Will we keep seeing her in fashion magazines and on high fashion runways, or is she forever destined to be a bikini model and eye candy for men?