Integrating multimodal knowledge for abstractive summarization task is a work-in-progress research area, with present techniques inheriting fusion-then-generation paradigm. Due to semantic gaps between computer vision and natural language processing, current methods often treat multiple data points as separate objects and rely on attention mechanisms to search for connection in order to fuse together. In addition, missing awareness of cross-modal matching from many frameworks leads to performance reduction. To solve these two drawbacks, we propose an Iterative Contrastive Alignment Framework (ICAF) that uses recurrent alignment and contrast to capture the coherences between images and texts. Specifically, we design a recurrent alignment (RA) layer to gradually investigate fine-grained semantical relationships between image patches and text tokens. At each step during the encoding process, crossmodal contrastive losses are applied to directly optimize the embedding space. According to ROUGE, relevance scores, and human evaluation, our model outperforms the state-of-the-art baselines on MSMO dataset. Experiments on the applicability of our proposed framework and hyperparameters settings have been also conducted.