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‘Marilyn of Today’ Kate Upton Stars in Inaugural CR Men’s Book

Carine Roitfeld is launching CR Men’s Book, the brother to her Fashion Book publication and we’re already excited for the big reveal. Buzzy male model Lucky Blue Smith was tapped to cover the inaugural issue, but a men’s magazine would be nothing without a little eye candy and Carine Roitfeld looked to none other than Kate Upton to fill that role.


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The voluptuous model appears in a spread where she poses with various men as “lovers, friends and partners.” Roitfeld says she chose Upton to “[represent] different types of beauty and the sexual fantasies of all men.” Sounds difficult to really showcase “different types” of beauty when you’re using the same person for each shot – especially when one can argue that person represents a specific type of beauty, one that is already pervasive in our society while others go overlooked. But we guess when you’re blonde, busty and working with Carine Roitfeld, anything is possible.

Roitfeld calls Upton the “Marilyn of today,” so it will be interesting to see how she will transform such a mainstream look into the “different types” of beauty she mentions. For now, we have a sneak peek of how Roitfeld will handle the model. CR Fashion Book posted a teaser image to Instagram in which we see a profile of Upton clad in a slip and a silky blouse with an olive green shirt tied around her waist. 

We can’t wait to see the spread in full.

[via CR Fashion Book]