The National Football League (NFL) does not kick off its 97th season for another 122 days, but that has not prevented Caitie Greene from all but spiking the ball in the end zone on the May 2016 cover of Vogue Italia photographed by Steven Meisel. For not only her first Vogue cover, but first magazine cover of any kind, Caitie is pictured on the sideline of an american football field wearing a striped silk organza dress with 3D floral embroideries by Blumarine. Less than a year into her modeling career after being scouted in Target parking lot in her native St. Louis, this cover is an extraordinary achievement, one which holds great promise for this and the many seasons to come.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°789 May 2016; Photography, Steven Meisel; Styling, Olivier Rizzo; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Manicure, Jin Soon Choi; Set design, Mary Howard Studio.

Caitie Greene | Vogue Italia May 2016 (Photography: Steven Meisel)

Caitie Greene | Vogue Italia May 2016 (Photography: Steven Meisel)