In a feature published on their web site today, Elle goes Behind The Cover of Katherine's January 2012 issue. The article looks at the story behind the shoot and how creative director Joe Zee was inspired to turned her into a sexy Studio 54 girl, fashioned after Jerry Hall, for the magazine pictorial.

Katherine Heigl In Elle Magazine
Katherine Heigl In Elle Magazine
Katherine Heigl In Elle Magazine

Visit Elle.com to read the story in full. Katherine's Elle cover issue hits newsstands on December 20th.