Photographed back in May (the night before the AMFAR gala in Cannes), Kardashian appears on the cover flashing what appears to be a set of gold grills. In the inside spread, Kardashian appears in a spread titled “Miss USA.”
“Pregnancy is something that I always love. It’s about hope and the future and a new baby,” Carine Roitfeld told WWD. So it's no surprise that among other photos of Kim rocking a Yankees' hat or her lips covered in jelly, Kim's baby belly also goes full frontal.
CR Fashion Book commissioned a team of fashion heavyweights for the shoot, including Karl Lagerfeld as photographer and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, who served as art-director. But Roitfeld credits the cover idea to Tisci, who's a close friend of Kardashian's beau Kanye West and who has defended her style in the past:
"I love Kim. Doing maternity was fantastic," Tisci told WWD after dressing Kardashian for the 2013 Met Ball. "I wanted to have a Kim Kardashian moment, because Kim always supports me. She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine. I wanted to have a moment of family … Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career."
On stands September 12, the third issue also features a topless Karlie Kloss, "Blurred Lines" star Emily Ratajkowski in a threesome, and, like Kardashian's cover, other shocking, yet very Carine, content.