‘Vanity Fair’ Celebrates 100 Years With 2013 Model of the Year, Kate Upton


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Typically, we wouldn’t really pay attention to Vanity Fair. Then again, it’s not everyday that an iconic magazine celebrates it’s 100th anniversary. Oh, yeah. Kate Upton is on the cover, too. We’re paying attention now…

To celebrate 100 years, the magazine picked Kate Upton to do her best Marilyn Monroe impression. The shoot that was captured by famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, will also feature the curvy model lounging on the moon and mimicking the illustration from the original cover of Dress & Vanity Fair from October 1, 1913.

In his Editor’s Letter, Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter, remarks on the magazine’s historic milestone:

In an age when nothing seems to last—not convictions, not even cities—a centennial, like the one Vanity Fair celebrates this year, makes me marvel at the simple fact of longevity.”

“Magazines have ‘bones’—the unchanging elements that give structure to creativity—as surely as gardens and houses do,” writes Carter. “Today’s magazine is different in countless ways from yesterday’s—as even the briefest excursion through this issue will show. But I like to think that if [Vanity Fair’s first editor] Frank Crowninshield…could see the modern Vanity Fair, stripped of its logo and other identifying marks, he’d know in an instant what he held in his hands.”

The October issue of Vanity Fair will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on September 5 and nationally on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle on September 10. For more information on the celebratory issue, click here.

In related news, Kate Upton was also named the 2013 Model of the Year. Yeah. She earned it.


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