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Kim Kardashian's Karl Lagerfeld photo shoot: Brilliant or bizarre?

September 07, 2013|By Nardine Saad

Kim Kardashian did a sky-high fashion shoot with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld while she was pregnant, and now there's photographic proof of the weirdly beautiful merger.

The reality star bared her baby bump in several spreads shot by the designer-photographer in CR Magazine's fall/winter issue. Kardashian, 32, who gave birth to baby girl North West on June 15, is decked out in haute couture from Comme de Garçons, Celine, Chanel and Ralph Lauren among others.

"OMG the COVER of Carine Roitfeld's crfashionbook #issue3!!! Shot by @karllagerfeld! Thank you @riccardotisci17 #Fam #ThisIsCrazy!!!!! #Dying!!!!!," the new mom wrote Wednesday, sharing a picture of the magazine's cover.

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On the cover, Kardashian's mouth is ajar, showcasing a major gold grill. But her baby bump is the focus of the avant-garde spread inside the mag.

It's no secret her baby daddy Kanye West has had her experiment with high fashion since they've been together, but here we see Kardashian embracing her pregnancy and the sartorial world in a very different way. She's still the sultry sex kitten that made her famous; however, she pretty much allows herself to be a puppet in Lagerfeld's vision.

The art was directed by Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. You'll recall, Tisci is a good friend of West's and dressed Kardashian in a finger-covering floral gown at this year's Met Gala. Apparently he's the one who suggested Roitfeld use Kardashian as the cover girl.

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"Pregnancy is something that I always love. It's about hope and the future and a new baby," said Carine Roitfeld (via E!), who started the high-fashion codex.

"This is not something for a gossip magazine that goes into the trash," she asserted. "This is a magazine that is a collector's item."

One photo shows Kardashian dressed up a la "Gossip Girl's" Upper Eastsider in a vintage Chanel jacket and Ann Demeulemeester dress. She stares vacantly through the fourth wall with "jelly" smudged all over her mouth. It's not really jelly, it's a few different shades of Chanel rouge.

In another, she wears a half-zipped jumpsuit by Comme de Garçons that exposes her belly, and conceals her breasts with a black Cadolle bra. She wears pink gloves by Agnelle and shoes by Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci.

Another spread has the words "Miss USA" overlaid on a black-and-white beauty shot, and beside it, her face is completely covered with a decadent crystal mask by Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal. She's also wearing Givenchy Haute couture earrings and a vintage crown from Christian Daubanay Paris. And one more shot: She's cupping her belly while wearing a vintage Yankees cap embellished with a Jennifer Behr veil.

Natch.

So what do you think of the photo shoot? Brilliant or bizarre?

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