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.