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Kate Upton Admits Just How Far Her Style Has Come

03/19/2015 01:44 pm ET | Updated Mar 19, 2015

Kate Upton has become synonymous with high style. The supermodel has covered some of the most major magazines and is even the face of a clothing brand. So it's pretty refreshing to learn that she wasn't always so fashion-conscious.

The 22-year-old is The EDIT's cover star this week, and looks gorgeous (as usual) in black and white. Dressing well seems to come easily to her, but she admits to the glossy that that was not always the case.

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“I had to educate myself. I knew nothing about fashion. I knew about rainbow flip-flops and that’s about it! So I’d look everyone up and see which other people they’d shot and what their style was, to be as prepared as possible," she said.

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These days, she's more likely to step out in a leather Dior dress than leather flip flops. So what brands are her favorite? "I love Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent. And I love having one really good Chanel moment in your closet – something classic," she told the mag.

She certainly has come a long way.

To see the full interview with Kate Upton in The EDIT, head to Net-A-Porter.

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Photos by Victor Demarchelier, courtesy of THE EDIT

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  • 2 A bashful Kate rocking a pretty pink top.
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  • 3 The fierceness in this pose distracts us more than the hat on her head.
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  • 4 Oh, you know, just glammed up to pose alongside my horse...
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  • 5 The all-American beauty goes demure at yet another horse race.
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  • 6 This slicked-back look is EVERYTHING.
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  • 7 Channeling Marilyn Monroe at a movie premiere, and we're in love.
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  • 8 The updo, the earrings, the evening gown... Perfection.
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  • 9 Another fierce look in yet another orange dress.
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  • 10 Supermodel AND screen-vixen? We see you Kate!
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  • 11 All black everything at the airport, because this model is on the move.
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  • 12 Silver shoes for the silver screen at "The Other Woman" premiere.
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