'Kim K is today's Marilyn Monroe'

Last updated 11:48 23/10/2013
kim k
CR Fashion Book & Eve Arnold

A FAIR COMPARISON?: Marilyn Monroe was controversial in her time, and Kim K certainly is ...

Related Links

Kim K had plans to eat placenta Kim K's weird high-fashion shoot

Relevant offers

Fashion

Ivanka Trump's China-sewn line turns profit at a political cost The Victoria's Secret Show is what a commercial mid-life crisis looks like Emily Ratajkowski says book of her nude pictures is a 'violation' Donald Trump's necktie is held together with scotch tape Bruno Mars offers 24K advice on how to create a funky album Classy gentleman, 90, refused service at bank over tweed hat Designer Tom Ford says he won't dress Melania Trump Best & worst dressed celebrities of the week Review: We try the Travel Bra, a unique storage option for female travellers All the looks from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016

Carine Roitfeld has compared "controversial" Kim Kardashian to Marilyn Monroe.

The CR Fashion Book editor-in-chief is full of praise for the reality TV star. Kim was pregnant when she appeared on the cover for the third issue of CR Fashion Book and Carine says she handled the shoot perfectly.

"First of all she's beautiful - and in fashion, that is a talent you know. She was also a very sweet person, a hard worker. You don't see her in parties drinking loads of alcohol. She's controversial," Carine explained to Time Out, "but so was Marilyn Monroe and I always like controversial people.

"I hope the issue will be a good souvenir for her and her baby." 

Although Kim rarely steps outside without full hair and make-up, Carine claims the 33-year-old brunette was easy to please during the shoot. The pictures were taken by Karl Lagerfeld and see Kim sporting low-key hair and minimal eye make-up.

"She was brave. She had one guy for hair, one guy for make-up - no extensions or lashes - and for her it must have been like being naked, and she accepted everything," Carine recalled.

While Kim has her favourite designers she fills her wardrobe with, Carine was determined to see her try a different look. She was impressed by Kim's open attitude to experimenting.

"I've never seen her in a Comme des Garçons jumpsuit or a basketball jacket," Carine added, "but she said yes to everything. She was the easiest model we've had. And when we put a mask on her face, she didn't say anything."

Check out a behind the scenes vid from Kim Kardashian's CR Fashion Book shoot. A definite highlight is at 1:07 when Karl and Mama Kris compare manicure techniques. Oh, and the combination of the oddly epic music and that ouftit at 1:10 is revolutionary (in the way that Miley Cyrus twerking is revolutionary). 

Ad Feedback

- Cover Media

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was your best dressed of the week?

Heidi Klum

Pia Miller

Hannah Tointon

Taylor Schilling

Tia Mowry

Charlotte Le Bon

The meh - Megan Fox

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content