Celebrity Style

Kate Upton for ELLE

By Leisa Millar

ELLE’s September issue is our biggest fashion book of the year, so naturally we’ve shot the hottest model on the planet right now for the cover – Kate Upton.

We're also giving you the chance to get involved in the fashion action with an exclusive £20 discount at Aldo. (That's £25 off if you're an ELLE Insider - join us today. You know it makes sense.)

...But back to Kate.

Photographed by Matt Jones, the one-time Florida farm girl shows off her famous legs in new season Prada. And it doesn’t end there: our exclusive subscriber cover sees her in a beautiful Céline coat, while inside, she sets the tone for autumn/winter 2014, modelling new-season collections by Christopher Kane, Dior, Alaïa, Chloé and Burberry.

‘When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model,’ Kate explains in the accompanying interview, speaking about her stratospheric rise to fame – with that body.

‘Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, “Yessss!”

‘And then people say: “Oh, wow, you’re healthy.”

'And you’re like, “Wait – what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!”’

See the full photo shoot and interview in the September issue of ELLE, on sale 1 August 2014. Or, get it hassle-free, delivered straight to your door - pre-order now.

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