Kate Upton For The First Issue Of CR Men’s Book

For more than one reason, it’s only fitting for supermodel Kate Upton to be cast for the first issue of our CR Men’s Book. For nostalgia’s sake alone, she was the first-ever cover star of CR Fashion Book‘s rebirth issue in 2012. Perhaps the more obvious reason is the way men and women alike have responded to her since.

The first issue of CR Men’s Book is centered around Carine’s archetypes of masculinity—men who have both embodied and challenged the norm by blurring the boundaries of gender, sexuality, and style in their respective times. But just as important as these men were the strong women in their lives—the subjects of their intimacies, confidences, fantasies and friendships. Inspired by the idea of traditional pinup calendars, she cast Kate Upton (beloved by most modern men in her own right) to play the lovers, friends and partners of these leading men—evoking a medley of iconic styles that pays homage to a group of talented women ranging from Patti Smith and Winona Ryder to Courtney Love.

“Kate has always been everything I love,” Carine says. “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!”

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