A new high fashion shoot for CR Fashion Book shows Kim Kardashian as we have never seen her before.
Kim Kardashian, 32, who was heavily pregnant at the time of the May shoot, posed for Karl Lagerfeld with her mouth smeared with jam.
Another image shows her in a black veil and a Yankees cap, while a further frame shows her baring her seven-months-pregnant belly with pride.
Kim Kardashian also appears on one of two covers for the third edition of the magazine, which is themed around the idea of hope.
She wears a grill in the image – the latest celebrity to do so – staring down at the camera with her mouth ajar.
CR Fashion Book founder and editor Carine Roitfeld told WWD that the image was a “precious moment of Kim’s pregnancy that people haven’t seen”.
The shoot took place at Karl Lagerfeld’s studio in Paris, and was art-directed by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci – a good friend of Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Kanye West.
It took place the night before the amfAR gala in Cannes, and the team finished up at around 2 AM.
“Karl likes to shoot in the evening,” Carine Roitfeld explained.
“It was hard work. I’m a grandma. But I learned from Karl to never be tired.”
It is not the first time Carine Roitfeld has focused on the idea of pregnancy in her biannual magazine. For her inaugural issue, she featured a photograph of her daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, while heavily pregnant.
“Pregnancy is something that I always love. It’s about hope and the future and a new baby,” Carine Roitfeld said.
But, she insists, her feature on Kim Kardashian is a far cry from the weekly magazines that charted every stage of her pregnancy.
“This is not something for a gossip magazine that goes into the trash. This is a magazine that is a collector’s item,” she said.
The theme of the magazine, hope, was inspired by the baroque painter Caravaggio, a favorite of Carine Roitfeld’s.
The new issue of CR Fashion Book hits newsstands on September 12.