Kris Jenner & Yolanda Foster did a ‘Dynasty’-themed Harper’s Bazaar shoot

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As an Xennial, I reject the notion that I’m old enough to understand Dynasty references. I didn’t watch the show when I was a kid, and I never watched the reruns as I grew up. I have no idea what Dynasty really was, nor do I know the difference between Dynasty and Dallas. They were on around the same time, right? And they were shows popular with people my parents’ age. All of this to say, I sort of get the gist of what this editorial is TRYING to do?

The October issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an editorial with Kris Jenner (mother of Generation Garbage Youth Kendall and Kylie Jenner) and Yolanda Foster, mother of Generation Garbage Youth Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid. Their kids’ generation won’t get the Dynasty-themed photo shoot, but people Kris’s age and Yolanda’s age will get it. Kris is playing Joan Collins, or rather, Joan’s Dynasty character… *Googling frantically*… Alexis Carrington. Yolanda is styled as Krystle Carrington, played by Linda Evans. It’s actually been a while since I’ve really looked at Kris, and wow, she got some new work this year and that wig really accentuates it. Yolanda’s really pulling off her Linda Evans look, only… squintier…? Anyway, you can read the Bazaar piece here. Some highlights:

Kris on Joan Collins: “Of course, Joan Collins is really a total sweetheart. I just texted her. I was like, ‘I’m dressed as you for a photo shoot.’ And she said, ‘Send me a pic ASAP!’ So I did. She got a kick out of the fact that I was going to be her.”

Kris on social media backfiring: “There are people out there who are using social media to just try to get attention. They’re starving for whatever’s missing in their own lives. They’re lashing out at somebody. But there’s really nothing you can do. The haters are gonna hate because they’re miserable. You hope eventually that people realize there’s a lot more to everyone than a couple of pictures on social media. If people put more energy into going out and being a productive human being and getting a really great job and focusing on their own selves, they wouldn’t have time to criticize somebody else on social media in order to make themselves feel better. At times I’ve told my kids, ‘Just stay off the Internet for a while.’”

Yolanda on women supporting each other: “Women need to support each other, not fight,” Hadid says. “I always tell my kids, ‘Be kind and acknowledge everybody around you. People might not remember your beautiful face, but they’ll remember your beautiful heart.’”

Yolanda and raising her kids: “In my family,” Hadid adds, “none of the kids are alike, so I learned very early on that I had to manage their characters in very different ways. One is good at academics. The other one isn’t, and so forth. They’re all individuals, right?…I think you should keep your kids at home until they’re at least 18. It’s so important for young girls to develop without cameras, without people judging them on the way they look. They need to fall in love, have heartbreak. They need to go to school. They need to have friends. They need to have all these experiences before they go out into the world.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

“There are people out there who are using social media to just try to get attention. They’re starving for whatever’s missing in their own lives.” The f–k? She was literally saying that about people who criticize her daughters online, it was not a reference to the fact that Khloe, Kim and Kylie can barely fart without posting it on Twitter, Insta and Snapchat.

Anyway, just look at the cool photos, I guess. I bet Kris and Yolanda really did have fun with this.

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Photos courtesy of the Morelli Brothers for Harper’s Bazaar, sent from promotional Bazaar email.

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  1. Alexandria says:

    Hahah I quite like this

  2. KLO says:

    it`s not a bad idea. The red photo is ugly though. They both look better in other shots.

  3. Sara says:

    Yolanda:”All my kids are different and have different needs and now they are all nepotism models.”

  4. Mira says:

    It’s actually not as bad as I thought it’d be but obviously nowhere near the great original characters.

    I absolutely adored Dynasty. My mom thought I was too young to watch it (and I was), but I simply waited for her to fall asleep and watched it without sound. I probably didn’t understand half of it but I loved how crazy and over the top it was with all the cat fights in the fountain and such. And how beautiful! Oh my god the clothes and the hair! The epitome of beauty!

    Also, Dex Dexter is and will always be the best name for a sexy raspy voiced lover!

  5. TheHeat says:

    I could honestly care less about either of these women, but I did think that the photo shoot was quite clever. There seems to be an abundance of 80′s throw-back-ing recently (I just took my daughter to buy high-waisted jeans that had PLEATS) so this ties in to that, I guess.
    My mom watched Dynasty when I was a kid, so I got the reference immediately.

    • CherHorowitz says:

      This is a genuine question and not a dig – why do americans say that they COULD care less? It has never made sense to me! We say couldnt care less, as in i couldnt possibly care less than i do

      • Spicecake38 says:

        American here and people say it both ways,my understanding is that it’s *couldn’t care*less as in you already care so little you could not be bothered to care any less than you already do…

  6. Kyla says:

    I know it’s early and I’m a cranky morning person, but you don’t have to be Kris Jenner’s age to know about Dallas, Dynasty and the difference between the two! I get it, you’re a young whippersnapper and Kris Jenner is 64 years old. But, I’m in my 40s and I could write a dissertation on Dallas and Dynasty. They were huge in the 1980s and yes you are too young to have know or remember that. But there’s a whole other generation that’s a lot younger than 60 that will get it!

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I am 39 and LOVED both shows, I felt so elderly reading that. I am going to sit by you Kyla, please excuse the noise it is my knees, when I sit or stand they make noise like rice krispies, Snap, Crackle and Pop.

    • Veruca_Salty says:

      Kyla – THANK YOU! You took the words right outta my mouth. I’m 39 and I remember Dynasty (and Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest) VIVIDLY. Definitely shouldn’t have been watching it then at the age I was but I LOVED it.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I was a massive Dallas fan. My husband, with much eye-rolling, gay friend and I used to have Dallas Night every Tuesday (Australia). We’d get Chinese food from the best Chinese restaurant this side of th Great Wall if I couldn’t be arsed cooking. Great days, great memories. And I loved Knots Landing, too, along with one of my best girl friends. It used to be on very late at night. I remember once phoning her and screaming, “Quick! Quick! Put Knots on the telly!” She did. Two of the characters were sitting at an outdoor restaurant table at a marina, having morning tea or something. “See the cups, saucers and side plates? I have that entire dinner set! For 8 people! With tea and coffee pots, tureen, the whole kit and kaboodle! It was an anniversary gift from Mr Kist! What a hoot!” We still laugh about it and I still have the beautiful set, which has not been available for many years. Lovely days… 🌹

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        OMG, I LIVED for those shows, and I LOVED the hell outta them! THOSE shows were MY “Must See TV” every week. Friday nights EVERYONE (guys and gals) in my dorm was gathered around the TVs in the floor lobbies watching Dallas and Falcon Crest! Thursdays we were all there for Knott’s Landing! We’d all be there with our wine/beer and snacks, and reverently be hashing it out during commercials lol. (We also all gathered (staggered due to classes) for the ABC Soaps during the day (starting at 11:30 with Ryan’s Hope to Gen. Hospital).

        Ahhh… good times!

    • stepup says:

      Thank you! I’m an xennial, too, and watched the smack out of Dynasty and Dallas in the 80s. I was probably too young, but whatever. It didn’t scar me. I remember my mother LETTING me watch the first episode with Diahann Carroll as “Dominique Deveraux.” I still get cheesy chills when I hear the theme music. In fact, here; enjoy fellow nighttime soap fans!

      Dallas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1kHnDNoa18
      Dynasty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbhXUlRx-OQ

    • rosamund12 says:

      I started watching Dallas I think in 1982 when “who shot JR!?!?” was the obsession of the summer. I was 10, and yes, it was totally inappropriate viewing, not to mention too late at night (10pm), but it was also a Friday, so…. my parents didn’t seem to mind, but then I don’t think they’d ever watched an episode. As with most other areas of childrearing, things were a bit looser in those days. I also remember reading “Rage of Angels”. Couldn’t put it down.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I loved Sidney Sheldon books!!!

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        Wow! Sidney Sheldon books were the ISH in the 80s. I literally sat up and read Rage of Angels under the covers until I literally passed out. I loved that book. I wonder if I read it now, if I would be, “Wuuut? I liked this?” or “YES, still great.”

        Also, remember Judith Krantz novels? Princess Daisy and Mistral’s Daughter . . .le sigh.

    • Mo says:

      I’m old enough to have watched them in first run. Dallas was on Saturday night, not a school night, so I would watch them while babysitting. Weird thing, kids, back before cable TV or video rentals, Saturday used to be a big TV show night. And if you were babysitting, you could watch whatever you wanted, no guilt!

      For the curious, Dallas came first and was on CBS, Dynasty was three years later on ABC. I watched the early years of Dynasty, but then I was at college and not home on Saturday nights. This was before VCR time-switching, so you had to be home and in front of the TV to watch it. If you missed an episode, you had to wait for summer reruns to try and catch it!

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Sorry, I just think Xennial is kind of bs. It’s a different label so that millennials who don’t like being lumped in with the millennial stereotype can have their own special, separate thing….which is about as stereotypical millennial as it gets. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Just sayin’.

  7. FHMom says:

    I like this. Whoever put it together did a great job.

  8. Eliza says:

    Kris? If you told me that was Jeff Bozos’ mistress I would believe you. Is this her newest face? Or photoshop?

  9. HK9 says:

    This is so bad, it’s good.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    Shoulder pads! Dynasty was all about giant shoulder pads, particularly on Crystal; Crystal would never leave home without giant shoulder pads. There is a dearth of giant shoulder pads in this photo essay.

    As for Kris: “If people put more energy into going out and being a productive human being and getting a really great job and focusing on their own selves, they wouldn’t have time to criticize somebody else on social media in order to make themselves feel better. ”

    Do any of her kids actually have jobs?

  11. MellyMel says:

    I love this more than I should!

  12. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    This photo shoot looks like a great deal of fun!

  13. minx says:

    PMK wishes she was as gorgeous as Joan Collins, at any age. She looks bargain basement.

  14. grumpyterrier says:

    Kris looks so cheap.

  15. Murphy says:

    This is right up Kris’ alley

  16. Seraphina says:

    One is missing a pitchfork and horns 😵

  17. Jb says:

    Whoever doesn’t know Dynasty should be pitied! Drama and cat fights and shoulder pads and DIAMONDS!!! My mom and older sisters watched it and it defined the extravagance of the 80s…nothing tasteful and everyone loved it!!

  18. Pixie says:

    OMG Kris Jenner looks SO much like Lisa Vanderpump here. Are plastic surgeons in LA literally handing out the same face to everyone?

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Walk down Rodeo Drive, into Neiman’s or Barneys, and yes, all those “locals” have the same face, same lollipop bodies, same yoga pants.. just different hair color. The minority of us peons are the standout lol

      • minx says:

        They all have the same fukcing nose. Kris’ nose is too small for her face and she passed that idea down to her daughter that the smaller the nose the better. Looks out of proportion.

  19. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    I think many people of various generations are aware of Dynasty. I’m a Xennial and remembered my mom and grandmother watching it. The fashion and drama. Also people constantly share clips and memes using the characters from Dynasty. It was such an over the top show! I would love to watch now that i am older. Just to see the shade, fights and fashion!

  20. Ann says:

    I was born in 85 so Dynasty wasn’t on, even in reruns, by the time I’d be capable of watching and understanding it, but I love Aaron Spelling shows so I have an awareness of Dynasty. Most of knowledge about this show comes from the Fug girls. I’ll have to make my way over to gofugyourself later to see what they have to say about this. I personally like it and it makes sense for Kris.

    Yolanda’s quip about not having cameras around with teenagers is laughable. Her kids were on RHOBH a few times. Not frequently but there were still cameras in her home. That also could read as a dig at Kris…

  21. BANANIE says:

    The Dynasty remake that started I think a few years ago is TERRIBLE. It has all the drama but none of the over-the-top antics or excellent costumes. It does a disservice to the original.

  22. dreamchild says:

    I loved that the leading female actors were, as they used to say, mature. They were so glammed up and fabulous. Fun photo shoot but Kris looks off. Yolanda is dead on for Krystal.

  23. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This is hilarious and I definitely remember these shows because my Mom watched them religiously.

  24. Fluffy Princess says:

    Personally, I love it! I think it’s campy and over the top, but so fun. The fight in the fountain? Epic. That episode was talked about for ages and ages!

  25. FuefinaWG says:

    Fun fact: Dallas actually started as a mini-series with no plans for a TV series. The mini-series was so popular the producers thought “why not?” and it ran for 13-14 years, if I remember correctly. The answer to “Who Shot JR?” is probably one of the highest rated episodes in the history of television.
    Complete, yet marvelous, horse sh!t.

  26. MsIam says:

    I think they both pulled it off! And that “Krystal” wig on Yolanda is epic, lol!

  27. JanetFerber says:

    Bizarre Bazaar. Yolanda pulls it off better than Chris does. Meh.