Kim K: the modern Marilyn?

According to Carine Roitfeld

Kim Kardashian’s good week continues. Not only did she celebrate both her 33rd birthday and an engagement yesterday, as well as launching a new fashion collection for Lipsy with her siblings, but she has received the ultimate compliment from Carine Roitfeld – a comparison to Marilyn Monroe.

Kim’s starring role on the cover of Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book may have raised a few well-shaded fashion brows but the editrix shrugs it off with typical Parisian coolness in an interview published in Time Out today.


‘She’s beautiful – and in fashion, that is a talent you know. She was also a very sweet person, a hard worker,’ says Roitfeld.

‘You don’t see her in parties drinking loads of alcohol. She’s controversial, 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.

‘She was brave because with Karl Lagerfeld shooting, we always finish very late – we finished at 2am in the morning, and she was very pregnant. 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.

‘I don’t think normally she would wear those sort of clothes – I’ve never seen her in a Comme des Garcons jumpsuit or a basketball jacket, 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.’

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