Kim Kardashian by Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book: amazing or hilarious?

Do you remember all of those “HE GAY” rumors about Kanye West? The rumors involved Kanye having a secret boyfriend named Riccardo Tisci, who is the head designer for Givenchy. Kanye and Riccardo are tight. Kanye introduced Kim Kardashian to Riccardo and Riccardo designed Kim’s hideous Met Gala gown. And now Riccardo has “styled” a magazine editorial for Kim. The CR Fashion Book pictorial was done when she was pregnant with little Knorth Kardashian, and not only did Tisci style it, but KARL LAGERFELD photographed this mess. Choupette Lagerfeld does not approve.

Carine Roitfeld is the editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book and here’s what she has to say about this mess:

Roitfeld spun the prenatal images as a “precious moment of Kim’s pregnancy that people haven’t seen” — and the ideal tribute to the issue’s theme of hope. “Pregnancy is something that I always love. It’s about hope and the future and a new baby,” she explained.

Roitfeld was careful to distinguish CR Fashion Book from the celebrity weeklies that rabidly track the Kardashian clan’s quotidian activities. “This is not something for a gossip magazine that goes into the trash. This is a magazine that is a collector’s item,” she claimed.

The CR Fashion Book shoot was lensed by Karl Lagerfeld and art-directed by Riccardo Tisci, who are both tight with Roitfeld. The editor gave credit to Tisci — who is a friend of Kanye West, Kardashian’s fiancé and father of North West — for coming up with the idea.

The shoot at Lagerfeld’s private photography studio in Paris was the night before the high-wattage amfAR gala in Cannes, France. “Karl likes to shoot in the evening,” said Roitfeld of the session, which stretched to about 2 a.m., with Roitfeld flying to Cannes the following morning. “It was hard work. I’m a grandma. But I learned from Karl to never be tired.”

The results display Kardashian in her full, gravid glory, under the heading “Miss USA.” The layout includes images of her exposed belly, another where she dons a Yankees cap and one where her pout is smeared with jam.

“What I try to do with this magazine is work with people who are family — like Riccardo and Karl and Tom [Ford] and Hedi [Slimane]. I like the idea of mixing people,” said Roitfeld of the Tisci-Lagerfeld pairing. “Riccardo is not frightened by Karl. A lot of people are frightened by Karl — he’s a legend and an icon. But Riccardo is very cool with him. They have fun together.”

[From CR Fashion Book via TFS]

As I looked through the photos initially, I was slightly offended – like, this is what Riccardo and Karl Lagerfeld think of American style, American celebrity, America in general – grillz, diamond face masks, trucker hats, black veils and flag sweaters? Is Kim Kardashian really “Miss USA”? Ugh. This is unfortunate side of America’s culture exports – people around the world think Kim Kardashian is a representative of all American women. *headdesk*

Last thing: where is her belly button?

CR Fashion Book scans courtesy of TFS.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I think the last one was a passive-aggressive way of showing her as a clown. SO, amazingly hilarious.

  2. MissMoody says:

    I’m into the pictures minus Kim. She’s not “smizing” with her eyes and her facial muscles are too relaxed for a high fashion spread. I feel like there needs to be more tension in these shots and she’s just…there. PS: everything I know I learned from Tyra (obvs) so I’m completely qualified to judge

  3. Amelia says:


    No words.
    And what’s with the last picture? Little Bo Peep lost her sheep so she got pissed off and decided to snack on someone’s neck?

  4. prissa says:

    I don’t know how they did it but that is the closest she’s looked to her pre-surgery face in a long time. She looks absolutely ridiculous though. They made a fool out of her.

  5. bowers says:

    Someone wants her to look clownish, and someone succeeded.

  6. Maria says:

    i was also wondering at first why Karl who is known to throw shade like no other human being in the history of mankind would photograph her. then i realized that this could be him throwing shade at america.
    he is german but he also isnt fond of german women (he likes Claudia Schiffer but hates Heidi Klum (“She is no model. She has never been in Paris”))

  7. Bubbles says:

    She looks really ugly in those pictures, and I usually find her pretty.

    And those fashion people are hilarious, all self-important like they’re doing something that matters.

  8. janie says:

    Oh my gosh.. Is she serious? Is there nothing this woman won’t do to stay in the public eye? I guess they’re back? There are 4 stories so far about this bunch on this site today. The photos are awful, just reinforces how much they dislike her.

  9. Kemper says:

    They are using Kim. This is what they consider art because it wii spark discussion and media attention. I can see Kanye talking her into doing this. She just looks like a famewhoring mindless fool. Good luck finding your belly button.

  10. L says:

    God that gave me a great laugh. Needed that today.

  11. TherapyCranes says:

    I think he’s making a comment on America as well. The photos aren’t bad. The one with the pink gloves is the worst out of the bunch. Kim hardly looks like herself in these.

  12. Carolyn says:

    Seriously hideous. Seriously delusional, all involved. Just awful.

    The fash pack are playing a joke on Kim. No US Vogue cover for her.

  13. annaloo. says:

    Oh my goodness.. surely they must be making fun of her.

  14. LAK says:

    Her tummy is a lot bigger here than the photoshopped to he’ll bikini shots she posed for in a weekly gossip magazine some weeks later.

    On a different note, this was definitely not a pillow pregnancy!!!

  15. HH says:

    I’ve looked at these a few times on other websites to try and find the “art” in them, but I just can’t. I’m not sure if this was a bad idea altogether or just poor execution. She’s doing the pouty, open-mouthed expression in half of the photos and it doesn’t look good in any of them. The one with jam was kind of cute until I saw a comment on the Daily Mail that it looked like a BJ gone wrong. Now I can’t get that idea out of my head. Riccardo strikes again…

  16. Feebee says:

    If someone didn’t like someone, really really didn’t like someone, this is the photo shoot they’d do with them.

  17. MrsBPitt says:

    This is art??? KK’s face is so expressionless. That last picture actually brought to mind the video of Anna Nicole Smith, when she was pregnant and had the clown make-up on, and was high as a kite…

  18. Willa says:

    That’s artsy!? Those are really horrid! Barf!

  19. tifzlan says:

    Honestly, she is not a beauty at all and these pictures prove it. I find it amusing because i find her sisters to be stunning women in their own right. Never understood Kim’s appeal beyond the butt, which is most probably fake.

    Is it just me or is her face looking extra bloated and puffy? I know she was pregnant when she took these photographs but could it also be the plastic surgery? Because something is looking very off with her face in these pictures. Girl is serving trout through and through.

  20. AllyUK says:

    Kim and family have been taking the P out of the public for years and now Kanye’s boyfriend and co are doing it to her. Hilarious. This is what happens when you live a delusion life with no talent.

  21. sarah says:

    As much as I can’t stand her as a person, I’ve always thought she was very pretty…fake, but still pretty. These pictures….not pretty.

  22. Mingy says:

    Riccardo Tisci strikes again! WOW

  23. Shannon says:

    Seems like Riccardo Tisci goes out of his way to make her look bad. The Met gown now this….? These photos are just so awful it’s hysterical!

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Hell hath no fury like a Riccardo scorned. If the gossip is true, the 4 times it took for Kanye to impregnate Kim was 4x too many. Clearly, where Kim is concerned, Riccardo believes in the maxim of revenge is a dish best served cold.

      I can’t wait to see what Riccardo revenge styles Kim with next.

  24. Tiffany27 says:

    These look like outtakes from a Rosemary’s Baby themed photoshoot.

  25. taxi says:

    I hope her poor child never sees these, along with many other things no kid should ever see her mother do.

  26. DanaG says:

    They are just awful she looks bad and boy did they do to town with the photoshop. I don’t think he likes Kim at all and did it to make her look like an idiot like he did for the Met Gala. Passive/aggressive for sure. Kanye was probably there too telling her how amazing she was….LOL

  27. pk says:

    These pictures are beyond awful. The joke is on Kim and she is too pathological and narcissistic to get it.

  28. Rinny says:

    I actually like the concept of the black veil photo.

    The rest are awful in my opinion.

  29. Cazzee says:

    Was Kanye at the shoot? And if so, why didn’t he put a stop to this???

  30. starrywonder says:

    Wow she looks like a hot mess.

  31. Abby says:

    WHAT IN THE WORLD. Is she SMOKING in the first pic? these are AWFUL.

  32. Allons-y Alonso says:

    what just happened?

  33. Alexandra says:

    Oh jayysus! Kanye’s boyfriend got her GOOD! Well played biotch! She looks phhfuccking horrendous!

  34. crumcake says:

    Eww. . . no thank you. And I am slightly offended as a citizen of the USA that she has been labeled as “Miss USA”. . . most of us here aren’t all that crazy about this vapid fame ho. Karl L. must really hate KK (and maybe the rest of the United States as well). But (LOL), he did make her look like a fool–wow. That last picture is really sumthin.

  35. Flora Kitty says:

    Does anyone else get the feeling that this is an elaborate joke played on Kim? This reminds me of that old John Waters movie Female Trouble, where Dawn Davenport was convinced that she was a big glamorous star.

  36. Christo says:

    Lagerfeld obviously hates this woman and made a fool of her. I can imagine him telling her in his thick accent, “Kim, more jam on your face pweeez!! Oh, so sexy.”

    I know she was pregnant at the time, but these clothing choices make her look like a bloated trash bag whose methane gases have expanded over the course of a hot, summer day in the sun.

  37. Annabelle says:

    Poor Kim. They must have convinced her these would be artsy, but they’re just embarrassing instead.

  38. The Original Mia says:

    Lord, I thought the 2 I saw yesterday were bad, but the grill smoking one takes the cake. Ridiculous. What’s so appealing about looking like a thug?

    Psst, Kim…they are trolling you! They don’t really like you or think you’re fashionable. That floral dress should have convinced you of that. Hullo…is anyone in there?

  39. CallieTrichid says:

    “Kanye West’s fiance”–so is this their way of announcing it? Or is that just a screw-up?

  40. dagdag says:

    Miss USA? A sluggish, lascivious woman? Oh, so mean.

  41. Dawn says:

    I think it’s just the public’s wish that the people behind these photos were making a fool of a Kimmode as she has done to the public for years but unfortunately I do believe they are all patting themselves on the back for presenting such high art that the general public just don’t get it. So I present a big middle finger to all of them involved in this mess. I am sick to death of Kimmode on all levels, be she single, married or pregnant she is a fake all the way through. I am especially pissed off by the “Miss America” tom foolery. Listen up world out of the 300+ million Americans, very few make back door porn and become rich and famous off it. It takes a certain sort of A-moral slob to get by with that and I take it as a personal affront that anyone anywhere thinks Kimmode or any KrapTrashian represents me or my county because they DO NOT. Kim Kardashian is at best an uneducated high priced working girl and gutter snipe whose made good. These pictures are very ugly and tasteless and do show her lack of talent and yet somehow a slap in the face and the only picture that is half way tolerable is the one with the bag over her face. And yes my strong dislike of anything KrapTrashian-Jenner-West is slowing turning to disgust. Collectors everywhere should simply burn their copy of this b.s. magazine.

  42. logan says:

    just when you think this family can’t do anything more stupid, I have to see these photos. if I didn’t know better, I would think the folks in charge of this mess were trying to make the Kards look foolish. SUCCESS!!!!!

  43. grabbyhands says:

    Was the smoke one inspired by Snoop Dogg or something?

  44. Amory says:

    She seemed so depressed to be pregnant, so these photos seem about right – a woman who does not want to be pregnant, abhors every minute,and can’t stop trying to be a sexy cover girl for even a minute (and who lost her belly-button).

    I think they’ve captured her lack of spirit and total narcissism quite well.

  45. HK9 says:

    Anna (nuclear)Wintour shaded her with the Met Ball & now this. Will someone tell that walking box of rocks that she shouldn’t have photo shoots done by people who clearly hate her??

  46. gg says:

    Why do people fail to realize that these grills make their teeth look: (a) rotten; or at best, (b) like that Jaws guy in the James Bond movies (P.S. He was made to look like a silly robot on purpose, you just missed the joke part).

  47. MsAubra says:

    However, I am LOVING Gina Gershon’s ‘Donatella’…get it bish!!

  48. qtpi says:

    If you had affection (of any kind) for someone you would not style them like this. It looks like she knew it was horrible in the pics too. I can see it in her face.

  49. Garrett says:

    Both hilarious and ridiculous.

  50. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Thought I would mention a little something…………..
    Kim apparently doesn’t have a belly button…..!!!! LOL …that’s right she doesn’t look at the belly shot….smooth as a baby’s bottom…..Now how many women out there who have ever
    had a baby had a belly this smooth and white and unmarked without a stretch mark or discolored blotches or a stretched out belly button or popped out one…..She looks all of them….I beginning to wonder if she even carried a baby….

  51. Bex says:

    Missy Elliott wore it better.

    And, I’m not really offended by the Miss USA thing. We’re the ones creating the Kardashians, backdoor Moms and Housewives. Miley “made history” at our VMAs. This is the face of our PR.

  52. Nicolette says:

    There are no words for this mess.

  53. Samigirl says:

    Hideous and ridiculous, every single picture.

  54. OriginallyBlue says:

    Wowww. She looks awful.

  55. Sachi says:


    The lips are so grotesque-looking. She needs to lay off the lip injections.

    Terrible photos. The best one is the shot with her head covered.

    I don’t think she herself enjoyed this photo shoot. She looks uncomfortable and out of it in most of the shots.

  56. Stubbylove says:

    ‘Roitfeld was careful to distinguish CR Fashion Book from the celebrity weeklies that rabidly track the Kardashian clan’s quotidian activities. “This is not something for a gossip magazine that goes into the trash. This is a magazine that is a collector’s item,” she claimed.’

    PURE DRECK. These pics are f’ing asinine. Shot into the night in Paris by Lagerfeld – where have standards, talent, creativity gone???

  57. Micha says:

    This is AWESOME!! They deliberately make her look like a fool, showing they have no respect for her or her family, while commenting on western society. I absolutely LOVE this!

  58. palermo says:

    Riccardo continues to make her look an utter fool

  59. Kel says:

    Expressionless- because the botox and collagen have numbed and totally distorted her face. She looks hideous now. Kim- take the fat injections back out of yer arse and stopped injecting crap into your face. You look like a clown.

  60. Elisabeth says:

    Very artsy and I guarantee very very fartsy. thank God it’s not scratch and sniff

  61. Susei says:

    Lagerfeld knows exactly how to portray a model, celeb and whatever Kim is.
    So, what was his intention here ;-)

  62. Bread and Circuses says:

    Someone tell Lagerfeld to wipe the Vaseline off his lens. Is the smudgyness supposed to hide the photoshopping?

    The only picture in focus is the one that doesn’t show Kim’s face. It does make you wonder whether they resented doing the photoshoot.

  63. Green Is Good says:

    She looks like a f*cking fool. GOOD.

    (P.S. What the eff regarding her trout pout lips! Looks like she fellated a car tailpipe.)

  64. madchen says:

    The beauty of the Roitfield quotes is that she gives full credit to Lagerfeld and Tisci. Kim is an object not a person. I think the whole shoot is about America’s obsession with celebrity-at-any-cost fame and the vulgarity it engenders…as well as celebrity appropriation of street and working culture to maintain their ‘cred’- ‘hey kids’ the reality star/actor etc. wants us to believe, ‘We’re just very expensive versions of you! Aspire!!’ This is the crap that helps keep them in business… Witness the trucker cap (remember when every pic in gossip had an actor/whatever wearing one) and the chola reference.

  65. Cyndi says:

    So they intentionally made her look like Octomom? XD kewl!!!

  66. snappyfish says:

    can’t. stop. laughing.

  67. Naomi says:

    Have been over Lagerfeld for years. I do not believe he has any respect for women & frankly is off his rocker. He seems to have such ugliness in him.

  68. JuneBug says:

    Who’s next ? Maybe Honey Boo Boos mother June ?

  69. Claudia says:

    I think the worst is the top one with her belly out. Instead of a beautiful pregnancy picture, it just looks like she ate a baby, felt uncomfortably stuffed so unzipped her pants, then laid back watching-a-football-game-with-my-twelve-pack-of-beer style.

    They are all laughing at her. I’m cool with it.

  70. Kelly says:

    These are horrible pictures, a kindergarten kid could take better ones. Horrible pictures of a horrible person. Ugh. Gross. I have nothing nice to say.

  71. truthful says:

    boy, we had a huge laff in the ofc, when we saw these..


  72. Maureen says:

    Well, this confirms for me that she did indeed get her lips re-plumped while she was pregnant. She posted about it to her social media claiming she had “pregnancy lips” but this was just a preemptive strike to explain why her lips doubled in size. Those weren’t pregnancy lips. They were injected lips she had done for THIS photograph shoot.

  73. ParisPucker says:

    BWAH HA HA!!!

    Ok, stick a fork in her – she’s done. And her little sheep too…

  74. lisa says:

    she reminds me of octomom in one of them

  75. E-v-E says:

    this is a bad bad editorial, I don’t care who they are mocking or what the artistic vision is behind it, girl is B for bloated and no high-fashion or art model for that matter, with her one expression on a puffy face no contouring could have saved. It’s one thing to mock Kardashians, but using pregnancy like this…ugh, cheap on both parts. I almost feel sorry for her, can’t believe Roitfeld allowed this mess to happen.

  76. Nevarmore says:

    This is the ONLY way I want to see this slore… being publically mocked and with her cooperation because she’s too stupid to recognize what a freaking joke she is. It’s priceless… and even at that, I only want to see it once. :-Þ

  77. bagladey says:

    They let her know that they don’t consider her “fashion”, she’s clown art and they clowned her.

  78. d says:

    I don’t find her attractive anymore. I watched the first season or two of kuwtk and I thought she was beautiful. but her looks have really changed, over plastic looking, and knowing what a vain, boring and self absorbed person she is makes her unattractive to me not to mention the fact that all the money this family has made based on minimal talent is just really sickening

  79. Carolyn says:

    Karl: “Anna is thinking of putting this Kardashian person on the cover of US Vogue. What do we think of that?”

    Carine/Riccardo: “Zut alors” (in unison)

    Choupette: “Meow” (with an angry cat face)

    Karl: “Let’s do a shoot which celebrates the beauty and wonderment of her”.

    All 3 look on in mute astonishment at resulting photo spread. Carine makes the sign of the Cross. Riccardo tries to hold back guffaws of laughter. Neither can see Karl’s expression because he’s got those damn dark glasses on.

    Carine: “Karl you are a genius” (kisses him on both cheeks)

    Riccardo: “Bravo. You’ve really captured the essence of her. Thankyou” (shakes Karl’s hand).

    Karl: “Of course. I am Karl Lagerfeld!”

    All high-five each other, give each other a conspiratory wink and go for a celebratory drink.

  80. Quinn says:

    I truly thought there was going to be a punchline to these pictures at the end of the story…

    However, it thrills me to see that KK was NOT in on the joke.

    Well done, Kunty Karl…well done. Somewhere, Ms. Wintour if furious that she didn’t think of this first.

  81. rudy says:

    the photos are out of focus, boring and Kim looks like a mannequin

    Karl should stick to clothing design.

  82. Dommy Dearest says:

    This makes me angry. ‘Miss USA’. So now in order to be the epitome of what men find attractive is to create a s*x tape, get peed on, do nothing as a job and whine constantly. This just adds to the reasons why I hate Kim and her whole brand. You can say that it wasn’t just her who came up with the Miss USA thing but I hate her for having people even think that was a good idea. Calling them America’s Royal Family pisses me off even more. The only thing royal about them is that they are a royal POS.

    This photos are dreadful which quite suits the model.

    • Ada-oh-bee says:

      They were MOCKING her with that comment. That is obviously how she thinks of herself. It was pure mockery. They definitely didn’t mean it. I am sure Karl has a number of elebrities he considers worthy of that title. DEFINITELY not a urinal who’s baby daddy ha dot literally beg, cajole, force, call in favors and pay to have her photographed by Karl. This is a also message to kanye.

  83. Mia says:

    Bwahahaha….OMG. Can this happen more often?

  84. chalkdustgirl says:

    lmAo…I thought the cover pic was a young Donatella Versace wearing a dark wig!

  85. michiem says:

    These are not flattering in any way, and yes she does stuff to her face. But this was at the tail end of her pregnancy. Can none of you tell she has tons of pregnancy bloat. Her face and lips spread even more, and its very apparent on her hands. She prob had preeclampsia.

  86. Jana says:

    No matter what she says, does or wears, she will always be the trashy white girl who got famous from filming a porno of her black boyfriend peeing on her.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      She’s not white, they proudly say they are Armenian every time they talk. We’ve already got Miley, Bieber, Backdoor Teen Mom, Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Honey Boo Boo and her mother. More than enough trash on our side (though the list goes on).

  87. Paula says:

    Somehow I am thinking OCTO MOM

  88. Debbie says:

    BAAHAAAA Wow I didn’t think she could look any worse than in that flowered couch cover she wore to the Met Gala. She sure fooled me. These are even more horrible.She looks like an idiot. Seems like Kanye is having fun making a fool out of her.These pictures would be great to line birdcages with.

  89. Evie Rose says:

    Like why in the actual fk would she agree to do this? Why?!

  90. Nami says:

    Noooooooo, laughin so hard at work and almost fell from the chair.
    Zombified photo ops. D pink gloves picture witout the belly button s jst hilarious.
    Didnt they show her d pics before printing it out???
    Nd that last picture, WTF????!!!!???? She luks like a dumb vampire lookin for more blood to drink.

  91. Deedee says:

    Heis made a mockery of her, and she’s too naive to realize it. This actually makes that fugly rose dress she wore at the MetvBall look good. Jam smeared on her face! Probably told her it was art!

  92. Mabs says:

    Definitely need a new genre for that crap. Cholo Chic?

  93. lindy loo says:

    Just wondering why there wasn’t at least one picture of her in the shower. Soooo appropriate. She has no idea she’s an American joke.

  94. Maritza says:

    That Riccardo guy must really hate her guts.

  95. sukkisukkinow says:

    So no one noticed the MISS USA is the pattern of a skull!!!