Kate Upton appears in the February issue of V magazine (the issue with the icky Lena Dunham money shot and greasy Kristen Stewart on the cover), and naturally, Kate’s rack takes center stage in this spread. In these photos, she’s playing the role of a dissatisfied housewife in the 1960s who’s cheating on her hubby with a very emaciated-looking young man during a passionless hotel tryst. While I have enjoyed many of Kate’s recent photo spreads and have been thrilled to see a busty, fun blonde taking the fashion world by storm, this shoot really falls flat for me.
According to photographer Sebastian Faena, “Kate was an actress during this shoot. A good one, very sensitive, and played the part of a confused, kept housewife with irony. She has star quality. She is like nobody else today.” I would agree that Kate definitely has a certain je ne sais quoi quality about her that has caused the fashion world (even Anna Wintour gave her a Vogue spread) to take great notice of her beyond the scope of a swimsuit model. Still, this shoot seems passionless and apathetic and not in an intentional way. Honestly, all I see are boobs, and Kate can do better than that.
Photos courtesy of V Magazine