Karlie Kloss Vogue Italia – Karlie Kloss is on the cover of Vogue in a nude spread for the Italia edition. The model turned 19 and graduated to riskier gigs in the past 12 months. She made a splash with a topless shoot (modeling hair styles, of all things) for Allure in September, then she got her Angel wings for the very first time in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Now she’s reached a new pinnacle: a high-fashion, nearly nude editorial in Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel.

The cover, bold as it is with its side-butt shot, only hints at the skin-baring shots inside. Kloss shows off her thin figure in minishorts, dresses and sometimes nothing at all, proving her fearlessness in the face of the camera.

Her body is so impressive, in fact, that Vogue Italia leads its accompanying text with the words: “The Body.”

Also a ballet dancer, Karlie Kloss is ranked 3rd on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Supermodel Tyra Banks has stated on her Twitter account that, Karlie Kloss is one of her favorite models right now because of her unique, atypical beauty.

When Kloss was 13, she was discovered at a charity fashion show in St. Louis. She was encouraged and inspired to model by one of her teachers in Webster Groves High School. In 2007, she signed with Elite Model Management.