In case you thought otherwise, we can now safely say Carine Roitfeld loves Kate Upton.
Not only did the editor-in-chief enlist the 23-year-old model to star on the cover of the first-ever CR Fashion Book, she's also tapping Kate for the first edition of CR Men's Book.
"Kate has always been everything I love," Carine said. "She is the opposite of me -- a Marilyn of today. For my new CR Men's Book, she represents different types of beauty and the sexual fantasies of all men. Enjoy!"
The Sebastian Faena-shot spread features the blond beauty channeling rocker Patti Smith in a modern-day, pin-up style shoot. She wears A Carine Gilson slip dress and a Gucci shirt with an army green shirt tied around her waist. Kate's hair is left down in a wet look and her makeup is kept simple, save for a bit of eye shadow and bold brows.
And the love between Roitfeld and Upton is mutual -- the Sports Illustrated stunner previously told the New York Post that Carine was "the first editor who put me on the cover actually wearing clothing."
We can't wait to see the rest of the shoot!
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