Trust Carine Roitfeld to talk Kim Kardashian into her most editorial look to date. Yes, in between all of the hairstyles the reality star and businesswoman has sported—blonde, bangs, bobs, even her natural curly dark hair is a thrill of its own—her new buzz cut is by far her most daring.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, the fashion director introduced 11 muses, with 42-year-old Kardashian being its first. Captured in various states of undress and by photographer Nadia Lee Cohen, Kardashian sports an inch-long fuzzy cut and pencil-thin eyebrows. Some scenes show a smudged lipstick, or a cigarette, others wearing a pair of feline-shaped reading glasses and a dirty white singlet crop. (A lot of people in the GRAZIA office are likening Kardashian’s appearance to her ex-husband’s new wife Bianca Censori.)
“Emerging from her reality TV origins, ascending to the heights of a business mogul, and pioneering ground-breaking prison reform efforts, Kim Kardashian is the barrier-breaking muse of this generation redefining what it means to inspire,” the post reads on CR Fashion Book’s Instagram page.
Take a look below, it’s an extraordinary transformation.
In the issue, Kardashian talks about her work with prison reform.
“Our system unfortunately just doesn’t run properly. It’s heartbreaking to see that we don’t set up our incarcerated people to succeed after they are released,” says Kardashian. “We should have resources to really help people grow and be better. But it needs to start in our communities. I just want to do anything I can to fight for people that others have given up on. So much change has to happen and I just feel compelled to help change the stigma around people who have been incarcerated.”
Kardashian says she feels her sexiest “after a good workout, or when I wake up with messy hair and no makeup,” and feels most inspired when travelling (and, ironically, finds her hectic schedule energising.)
“I love traveling the world and getting inspired and motivated by the new adventures and things I see,” she says in the interview. “I’m in Tokyo right now; I woke up at 4 a.m. with jetlag and came up with so many ideas, and I then make all of my calls and get so many things done and I feel so accomplished. I’m super inspired right now and it’s such an energising feeling.”
It’s a cute read, and a really incredible shoot. See it here.