We got a peek at a preview for Carine Roifteld’s hotly anticipated new mag CR Fashion Book last week–a teaser featuring models in cropped wigs slinking around on mirrored floors that will run in V this Thursday. But we just heard a little bit of gossip about the first full issue, due out in September: Model of the moment Kate Upton will be on the cover.
We hear from a reliable source close to the mag that Roitfeld, who cast Upton to walk in her all-black fashion show for amFAR in Cannes, has shot Kate Upton for the cover. According to our source, Kate Upton is “Carine’s new Lara Stone.” They both have a similar look: ’70s blond bombshell–ample assets. Of course, Upton will have been shot for the cover and the cover spread by a non-Conde Nast contracted photographer (we hear that the war between Conde Nast and Roitfeld is heating up and that all Conde contributors–stylists included–are being forbidden from working with CR Fashion Book).
Well, this ought to seal Upton’s fate as a model with a high fashion career.