Kate Upton is all patriotic and boobs… Wowza!
Check out Kate in the upcoming GQ Magazine.
“The concept for the shoot was about making Kate into the all-American dream girl, the girl of summer, and the idea of the images being super fun and hot and sexy with a lot of energy. It was all a nod to the July America issue, which is why I had the idea for the stars and stripes for the cover with the popsicle – all things that are fun and what you think of when you think summer.
We shot it in California at a house with a swimming pool and on the grass next to it. I think Terry [Richardson, the photographer] shoots great against natural elements like grass, water, and blue sky so we focused on all of those elements that are quite summery too.
Kate’s the bombshell of the moment and she’s only 20. She’s having a great time. She loves to go out, she loves fashion, and she’s loads of fun, which we wanted to get across. There’s also that fantasy of Phoebe Cates from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, like a girl getting out of a pool all wet, looking at you. She’s that all-American girl, a little naughty, daring you to jump in with her. We just wanted to play into all those hot fantasies and give the story a kind of dreamy element.
Kate is very collaborative and loves to work with Terry. She’s up for anything, super comfortable with her body, and likes to be sexy, so for us, it was a win-win situation. I think it’s going to be amazing to see what she does with her career after everything this year. In the end, simple, gorgeous photos wound up being the best, like having her hair just beach-y and natural, and capturing that playfulness that we were after – really fresh, super hot, all-American, gorgeous.”
GQ fashion director Madeline Weeks