Kate Upton, the bikini-wearing Sports Illustrated girl known more for her titillating ways than her poses, is a step closer towards finally shedding her raunchy modeling days behind as she lands her first high-fashion cover with Vogue Italia. Upton, who will appear on the magazine’s November issue, gets a glamorously seductive makeover while still emphasizing her assets.
Photographed by Steven Meisel, Upton is groomed as a Hollywood bombshell complete with voluminous hair, scarlet lips and a generous splashing of jewels. Previewing the cover, Vogue Italia writes that Upton is the emblem for sensuality thanks to her “strong and explosive femininity.”
The image is indeed one explosive visual rollercoaster with her breasts literally spilling out of her top. Although it’s a Vogue cover we’re talking about, the magazine played it safe and stayed well within Upton territory, dressing her in a leather top from Patricia Field and a lavish sheepskin and Mongolia coat from Fendi. We can’t say we hate the styling, but we were hoping for something edgier and anti-sex kitten.
While her appearance on a Vogue is a far more notable accomplishment than an SI cover, we’ll have to wait and see if Anna Wintour loves this girl enough to give her a shot on the US cover. Wintour has already tapped this blonde bombshell for two editorials already so the chance of her landing a cover isn’t too impossible of a thought.
The November issue will hit Milan newsstands on November 2.
Photo from Vogue Italia