Saturday, December 8, 2012

Revenge Is Sweet

Kate Upton adds another impressive credit to her burgeoning high fashion resumé with a cover appearance and editorial feature in the January 2013 issue of British Vogue. Photographer Alasdair McLellan captures Upton's natural beauty and curves in simple black and white ensembles styled by Francesca Burns. Victoria's Secret casting director Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou publicly slammed Upton earlier in 2012, stating emphatically that "We would never use" Ms. Upton for a Victoria's Secret Show, "She's like a footballer's wife, with too blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy." Upton has responded ever so gracefully, by landing key editorial bookings for American Harper's Bazaar, CR Fashion Book, Jalouse, Muse, Contributor, V Magazine and the American, British, German, Spanish and British editions of Vogue in 2012 alone. Model-maker Steven Meisel is clearly in Upton's corner, declaring to American Vogue "She is beautiful, sexy and all-American. Not only is she hardworking and focused, but she is also very funny, upbeat, and has a really positive attitude. It's hard to take a bad picture of her." British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman surmises in her Editor's letter, "It's very rare for a girl; to move from one area of the business to the other, largely due to the fact that fashion models are almost without curves, whereas swimwear girls are celebrated for them. When I decided to shoot Kate for our first cover of 2013, it was to kick off the year with a young woman who is not a stereotypical fashion model - although, let's face it, she's hardly a heffalump!"

Kate Upton
British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Shape of Things to Come
British Vogue - January 2013
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

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