Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share their Bed and Air a Few Secrets for the September 2016 Icons Issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Harper’s Bazaar releases one icon issue every year which features various influentials from all over the world. Last year Katy Perry posed for the issue and Lady Gaga dazzled on the cover in 2014. This year Carine Roitfeld chose power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aka “KimYe” for the coveted Icons issue.
This is the second time Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have appeared on the cover of a major magazine together. The couple broke cultural boundaries as they appeared on the cover of US Vogue. True to the issue’s mantra, the entire cast was filled with icons. Karl Langerfeld was behind the lens to capture the controversial couple at his studio in Paris alongside prolific creative director Stephen Gan.
Legendary fashion editor and the issue’s patron, Carine Roitfeld has long been a Yeezy fan. Roitfeld was quoted saying,“This time we were thinking about Kim and Kanye. They are a controversial couple and they will not please everyone, but we like them because they are different and represent positivity.” Roitfeld has always supported Kanye’s career decisions. Early on when Kanye West was still struggling to establish himself in the often difficult industry, Roitfeld had always promoted his relentless and diligent efforts to break through. In an industry that doesn’t take kindly to newcomers, especially ones as self assertive as Kanye West, it finally feels like he has found his seat at the table.
Mr. West flexed his editorial talents for the cover story and ultimately orchestrated the tense mid lip lock moment seen on the steamy cover. Creative director Stephen Gan shares, “It happened at the end of the shoot and we don’t have many frames for it. The next day during another shoot Carine walked over to me and said, ‘I can’t take the image of the kiss out of my head.”
Inside the issue the couple pose for a series of intimate images in bed. Mimicking the very real life exploits of the couple, the duo have a phone in hand for almost every photo as they take selfies of themselves. Kanye is styled in a minimal selection of his own clothing alongside YEEZY footwear. Kim is outfitted in a selection of Chanel, Prada, Yeezy Season 3 and Valentino. The couple also opens up for an exclusive interview and talk about everything from their favorite body parts to their favorite Taylor Swift songs. Read a few highlights from the exclusive interview below.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share their Favorite Body Part:
Kanye West: Is the face a body part? My favorite body part of Kim’s: heart.
Kim Kardashian: Awww, now I have to say the same. But of my own, I like my upper stomach. I just seem to always have abs.When I’m not really pregnant, I have a great two-pack. [Laughs.] And of Kanye’s? I have to say his heart. And I’ve always loved his legs.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share their Favorite Taylor Swift Song:
Kanye West: For me? I don’t have one.
Kim Kardashian: I was such a fan of hers.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share their Favorite Selfie Pose:
Kim Kardashian: I love a selfie in the mirror.
Kanye West: I love her nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.
Check out the exclusive images from Kim and Kanye’s Harper’s Bazaar ‘Icons’ cover story below and head over to the mag’s site to read the full story.