Carine Roitfeld praises Kim Kardashian, releases ‘Omen’- like Kardashian video

Many of you thought that Kim Kardashian’s CR Fashion Book editorial was some high-level trolling by Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld and Riccardo Tisci, but I don’t think it was Kim-specific. Like, I’ll buy that Karl Lagerfeld was having fun with it, and he may or may not have taken on the project to “troll” (although Karl usually favors more upfront bitchery). But I think Roitfeld and Tisci were genuinely trying to use Kim Kardashian as some kind of “model”. Carine has been doubling-down on the issue, and CR Fashion Book even released an amaze-balls behind-the-scenes video too. Hint: that sulfur you smell means that Kris Jenner is in the building.

I like the soundtrack. The monks chanting makes me feel like Kim = Damien from The Omen. And yes, that was Kris Jenner speaking to Karl Lagefeld! Ooooh. I can’t wait to hear Lagerfeld’s comments on Lucifer’s Homegirl. As for Carine… well, she’s been defending the editorial in several new interviews. She told Page Six: “I think people are very tough in fashion… When we photographed her pregnant — I love pregnant women — she was beautiful. She was beautiful to cover; she is beautiful inside… I think she’s happy now. She has her baby, North, and I hope this will be a good souvenir for her.”

Roitfeld also told People Mag that she thinks Kanye and Kim are “so normal” and “they are lovely together” – to be fair, in her world, they are pretty normal. To us, not so much. Carine also said that Kim was “one of the easiest models I have ever worked with.” See? That I kind of believe. Kim would know better than to put up a fuss around Karl Lagerfeld.

Photos courtesy of CR Fashion Book.

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  1. blue marie says:

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Are her lips plumper or is that just the lipstick?

    • Jules says:

      She’s been slowly working the Amanda Lepore look for awhile. Give her another year.

    • Jenny says:

      Forget about Lady Gag y’all!!! This is the future!!! This is real high fashion!!! This is real (f)ART!!!

    • RocketMerry says:

      What the eck is going on with all these fashion editors?!!! Is someone poisoning their morning virgin’s blood with extra cray-cray?!

      Wintour put Perry and Gaga on cover and actually shot a Miley cover, Roitfeld gushes about Kim Kardashian… seriously, what is GOING ON?!

  2. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    This shoot still leaves me speechless O.o

    • IWantToLiveInNew York says:

      I know, no words right? I still think I’m being punk’d.

      • Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

        Lol yes it feels like they’re parodying high fashion in some way, like, the more ridiculous, the better. And Kim’s blank expression isn’t just posing lol – girl literally had no idea what to do with what she was given. She’s used to posing either to convey sensuality or beauty and this is neither, so yeah, she was totally stumped with this one.

      • Eleonor says:

        Me too, I thought it was a joke.

      • Eliz says:

        I do think it is a joke. A joke on Kim and PMK.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      They can’t be serious. Right?

    • irishserra says:

      Speechless? You’re lucky. I can’t stop laughing. Shared with the husband. He’s been giggling over it too. Whoo! You know that stuff we tell kids about art being a personal thing, etc. etc.? I take it back. This is just… An embarrassment to the “artist.”

  3. Kiddo says:

    Pffft, ah-huh, right. Karl’s klown. Hopefully Little Bo Peep will lose her sheep once and for all, and it will be all over, for good.

  4. mabooski says:

    *slow blinks*


  5. Josephine says:

    I am deeply insulted to have this woman associated in any way with the USA, let alone as Miss USA.

    These fashion types are idiots, so wrapped up in themselves that they have no idea how the rest of the world thinks, and no idea what actually looks good. A few people sitting in a room taking pics of themselves and thinking that they’re wonderful and artistic and beautiful is so pathetic and meaningless. This shoot and these people just scream clueless to me.

    • Kiddo says:

      Actually, I think they know precisely what they are doing. In the photo with the black veil, I think they are making commentary on the state of American culture with the Yankees cap and the flag.
      Rebirth (with her child) as junk culture, death (with the widow’s veil) of anything it stood for before. Or maybe I am reading too much into it.

      • Simply Red says:

        ^^ agree with this

      • iwannarock says:

        You nailed it. What about the picture with the jam, what do you make out of it?

      • Kiddo says:

        It’s clownish for certain. Maybe Bo Peep with sheep (her fans), and the red substance is over-indulgence perhaps with material things, or vanity things, like plastic surgery, tons of make-up and injections? Or maybe they think of her as a blood sucker.

      • Amory says:

        My objection is that they believe themselves to be so very deep and artistic, and it’s just plain junk.

        My kids could come up with that imagery, and do it in a much more beautiful, artistic, intelligent way. I just think they have a false sense of importance as artists and statement-makers.

        Do they rest of us really need the message? Is it really anything new or intelligent or interesting? Only in their minds, I suspect.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        I agree with Kiddo, except I think the fashionistas are trolling Kim HARD as well.

        With the ‘Omen’ music playing ominously, I think they’ve styled Kim as the “Harlot” in Revelations 17. This scripture shows that the Harlot is very powerful, sitting astride a system encompassing many nations and peoples, and that she will “ride” the Beast of Revelations. I mean, we’ve already got Yeezus in the mix here!

        Furthering my theory, we also see Kim styled as Pennywise the Stephen King ‘It’ clown, and that clown mask trope is seen in ‘The Devil’s Rejects’….hmmm.

      • snakecharmer says:

        i see the jam shot as a statement about consipcous consumption, which they are trying to make an ironic take on the theme with kim as a little glutton of consumerism. (sp errors sorry).

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Right there with you in the feeling insulted that she’s what comes to mind when they think USA. Apparently we’re all people who participate in tapes, used as a toilet and do nothing for work. She’s a disgusting pig who I refuse to allow to represent me or my daughter.

      • Kiddo says:

        But isn’t that what Pop-American culture has turned into? I mean I hate it too, but these reality stars and shows are wildly popular and make a ton of money for many channels. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be so ubiquitous and unavoidable no matter where you turn. I’m okay with someone holding a mirror up to our culture as long as it is true, and it is, even if it isn’t truth for all, like us.

    • gefeylich says:

      Ah, Roitfeld was kicked out of French Vogue and they’ve blacklisted her, so now she has to cast around trying to find ways to stay “relevant.” I guess taking money from Kanye to big up Kartrashian is her newest gambit (in which she was joined by Karl Lagerfeld, also obviously on the take). I guess this is their way of sticking it to Wintour or something, as if Wintour gives a shit – she knows trash when she sees it, and also knows that one cannot dress mutton as lamb. Trash is trash.

  6. Dusty says:

    She is a puppet.

  7. LadyMTL says:

    Hahahaha I love how she’s trying to act like the reason we’re all laughing at this is because she took pics of Kim when Kim was pregnant. No honey, we’re laughing at this because it’s ridiculous and the whole thing is funny as f*ck.

  8. Barrett says:

    This really disturbs me. Not being sarcastic. Photos just bother me.

  9. lisa says:

    if i were a religious person, i’d swear this is in the book of revelations

    • Nicolette says:

      I was waiting for Damien from The Omen to pop out at any minute. But then again with Lucifer’s Homegirl and a creepy looking Karl Lagerfeld, who needs the Anti-Christ?

  10. SnarkySnarkers says:

    Maybe I’m just telling myself this so I feel better but I still vote that they are trolling her. Hard. Especially with that Omen-esque music! I think the theme is Kim is pregnant with the devils spawn.

  11. dorothy says:

    They aren’t even edgy or shocking, just ewwwww. How embarrassing.

  12. Nooneimportant says:

    Ridiculous. That’s all I’ve got.

  13. pzc says:

    It’s too early for this crap.

  14. janie says:

    These photos of Kim are a disgrace pure & simple! These weren’t flattering or showing a pregnant woman in her glory! I agree about USA, I’m insulted as well! This bunch did nothing but make fun of Kim, end of story!

  15. thompson says:

    C. Roitelin is just using the buzz and free PR created by this mess and mockery to sell her rag magazine bought by low rent wannabees.

    • snakecharmer says:

      agree. this magazine and the fashion industry makes bank on pandering to “aspirational affluence”. like the handbag market as well. it cons ppl into thinking that there is value attached to certain items beyond their functional value, which isnt true.

  16. Izzy does it says:

    anything for free PR

  17. skilo says:

    I am so offended by the “Miss USA” pic. Is that a subtle way of shading US society as a whole? Are they trying to say Kim is a good representative of American women or the epitome of what american women strive for? Because if so screw you c*nty Carl!

    • Kcaia says:

      Honestly, we all know Kim K isn’t a good representative of American women, bc most A women are not rich, famous fashionistas, but I just Dont get all the hate for Kim, and in fact I see a lot of her bad qualities, the ones most criticized, are common in many everyday women. Vanity, superficiality, greed, and craving to be the center of attention. These are not unusual traits. But from everything I’ve heard of Kim, and that includes from a dear friend who has a career in aviation (private jets), Kim K is one of the politest, kindest women you could ever meet. She is surprisingly low maintenance in what she expects and her manners are impeccable. And my friend was literally blown away by her sweet and sympathetic demeanor, and not just in comparison to richer folks.

      • Dawn says:

        Really because I have heard just the opposite about Kim. That she has a foul mouth, treats who she thinks as underlings like trash and is only happy if there is a camera rolling as she does what she does which is nothing. I doubt Kim has a polite bone in her body and more than likely was simply disinterested. So I think your friend is making up stories.

      • Kcaia says:

        Well I know my friend is not making up stories, he works I believe currently for Virtue Jets, but when he started in private aviation, he was in Miami studying to be a pilot but worked as a greeter/ass kisser (whatever the job title is for that) for a jet company that catered to clients needs. I have personally seen pictures of him with Diddy and Beyonce, other celebs and athletes, and this is a gay black man that came from nothing and earned ALL he has, but seems to me u Dont want to hear anything about Kim K that is not negative or at least refuse to believe it. Bc I read stories pretty often on mags and gossip sites about how well mannered she is and her sweet disposition. Or how wonderful and easy it is to work for her, like this one.

      • Anon33 says:

        Ok Dawn that’s just a little too far. We know you hate Kim K. but that comment was incredibly rude.

  18. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    This is about as meaningfully artistic as a visiting guest artist I had for a semester one year…Her whole thing was scribbling crayons on roll after roll of butcher’s wrapping paper and wrapping them around things …chairs…ladders…etc….and then attaching a long deep ludicrous
    meaning to the whole mess….”America’s Downfall or Decline.” I was almost embarrassed to host the artist reception for the art department for this girl…but it was a little better then the Guy who painted Lady’s Private Parts….only ! …Yes,canvas after canvas of ………. but I learned one thing from that boy….there’s a hundreds of different ways to shave private parts…….LOL Good Morning Ladies…..

    • fingerbinger says:

      I know art is subjective,but that sounds awful. Sounds like you were stuck with a couple of hacks pretending to be artists.

  19. palermo says:

    Riccardo continues to make a fool out of this woman and she is too much of a simpleton to even realize it

  20. eliza says:

    Let’s see, America’s royal family, America’s baby, Miss USA! Gag me. Who do these people think they are kidding with this shizz?

    Very sad that the PR machine for this family has shown the world how pathetic we are in our celebrity culture.

  21. shelley says:

    This is such a crappy photoshoot. Period.

  22. Harpreet says:

    Whoa, never throught the day where Carine was talking to People Magazine would ever happen.

    • Liberty says:

      I know, right?

      This reminds me of a photo spread I saw when living in EU a few years ago. I’ve been trying to figure out who/what/magazine since these were released. The “as a vixen, as a naughty little girl, as starlet, etc” stuff, looks and poses, jam face, similar. This is just with a pregnant belly, which we’ve also seen before. I would not call it edgy or new. You can find similar images if you go into a 1980s magazine archive.

  23. Anki says:

    If she’s 8 months pregnant on may 22nd, how the hell was the baby 5 weeks early???

    • Jestie says:

      Word!!! Combined with the fact North looks way older than she should if 5 weeks early in that pic they released, sounds like another shonky Kardashian PR spin.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      That’s exactly what it was. They wanted to combat with the baby due from over the pond. And I do believe that’s how they earned their titled ‘America’s first royal family’ from those E! twits. Miley is in a close race with Kim for who I dislike the most but as of now Kim and her Kartrashian family still holds place at number one.

  24. Relli says:

    I like to think it was Choupette who kept her in line with her side-eyes and with every hiss/ meow told Kim she knew the truth about Mercy.

    • eliza says:

      Choupette Langerfeld is not amused by this mess.

      Poor Mercy. That whole fiasco still makes my blood boil.

  25. The Original Mia says:

    Gurl, please. The concept was crappy. The model is a brain dead reality star with some serious delusional beliefs about her relative importance in the world. This shoot just exemplified all the reasons the world was laughing at her throughout her wedding/divorce/pregnancy/life.

  26. Dawn says:

    That is the whole issue with these god-awful pictures, these people are serious. They really do think everything they do is soo special that those of us who are not them just can’t understand it. News flash: WE GET IT, WE JUST DON’T LIKE IT. I think this woman can fool herself all she likes but the public is seriously tired of this talentless ho and her vile family.

  27. Jackson says:

    All I get from these photos is this horrible sense of Fancy Pants Artistes trolling America. American culture. American fashion. American society. Or more to the point, what they *think* we are. It saddens me. And the fact that KK is the model is just too, too perfect. I actually feel sorry for her being part of this, although I’m sure she herself doesn’t feel that way. This is just mockery and hate done up as High Fashion. Sad. And Roitfeld can try to spin this however she wants but there is no “beauty” in these photographs because they weren’t created to be beautiful. At least own this sad smack at America and don’t try to tell us it’s something it isn’t.

    • Liberty says:

      I hear what you’re saying. Sometimes it is a smack, it’s xenophobia.

      But sometimes is is just pretty rudimentary first-level thinking as in “cowboy hats. Chicago mobsters, baseball, blue jeans, Marilyn Monroe, peanut butter, tennis shoes = America!” Cheap creative shorthand. Just as in the USA our ads/creative sometimes reduce France to the Eiffel Tower, Italians to Sophia Loren eating spaghetti in a tight dress, etc.

      I honestly don’t think an excessive amount of brain work went into this. We’ve seen photos like these before. It’s a sort of dumb shoot, by that standard.

  28. Stef Leppard says:

    At first I read her comment as though she meant North was a souvenir of the photo shoot, which would’ve been amazing.

  29. pantalones en fuego says:

    Just have to say that I love the fact that you keep using the smeared jam (or whatever) for all of the Kimmode stories. This is like the Lohan pink jacket pic.

  30. TherapyCranes says:

    HAHAHA. Oh. My. God! I absolutely love this video. The music they picked is so Omenesque. I love it.

  31. LilyT says:

    I agree that there is meaning implied in those images to mock what American popular culture has become. And they were also right to assume that anything requiring that level of cognitive function would fly right over a Kardashian’s head

  32. tealily says:

    Why does this look like her real nose again?

  33. dread pirate cuervo says:

    So the baby is a souvenir of this photo shoot?

  34. bondbabe says:

    You forgot the picture I’ve entitled, “Busta Gut Thug Widow” (the one where she’s wearing the flag shirt and veiled hat).

  35. madchen says:

    I commented on the previous post about this waste of magazine space so I won’t revisit, other than to say that Roitfeld, Tisci and Largerfeld see Kim as an object to make a larger statement. That being said, I don’t think Roitfeld had any idea how badly the shoot would be received. Fashion is thin-skinned and they don’t like negative publicity. Her book is new and now she has to justify her decisions to angry advertisers, who are looking at long-term commitments to the publication not just one that will sell because it’s so readable that it’s the equivalent of slowing down to see the crash.

  36. homegrrl says:

    we’ve seen all these photo essay tricks before, but on a pregnant woman with lip injections it just enhances the grossness and absurdity of today’s “fashion”

    poor girl. she’s uneducated and has no idea she’s become the paparazzi rodeo clown. sad actually

  37. Maggie says:

    It appears she gave birth out of her mouth. I’m neutral on this person. No hate from me.

  38. lisa says:

    ty ty baby is right, models need to smize

    kimmode is dead eyed

  39. *Roxy* says:

    This photoshoot is tacky and it’s trolling on their behalf. Urgh.