The upcoming September issue of Vogue Arabia features a new journalist – Kanye West. The rapper and fashion designer is interviewing wife Kim Kardashian for the makeup mogul’s first Vogue Arabia cover, with the pair’s chat being touted as ‘real and raw.’
According to Vogue Arabia Editor-In-Chief Manuel Arnaut, “The shoot and interview reveal a side to Kim Kardashian that many have never seen before. Her interview with Kanye West is both real and raw, as she talks personally about her career and family life. It was inspiring to assemble this unique level of talent.”
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“I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognize how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it. Before, I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed, but my focus has shifted.” @kimkardashian opens up in her most honest interview to date as she stars on her first-ever #voguearabia cover. Interviewed by husband #kanyewest and art directed by Manfred Thierry Mugler, the debut offers an intriguing glimpse into the surreal world of the entrepreneur and reality TV queen. Head to Vogue.me for more about the shoot, as well as more candid quotes from #KimKardashian about her family and relationships. Cover 1 of 3. Kim wears @muglerofficial by @cadwallader "نعم أوافقك على أن الشهرة يمكن أن تسبب الإدمان، وقد استغرقت وقتاً طويلاً حتى أستوعب حجم الضياع الذي يمكن أن يصل إليه المرء إن ركز عليها أكثر من اللازم. كنت مهووسة بالشهرة هوساً محرجاً، ولكنّ تركيزي تحوّل". #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست تفتح قلبها في أكثر مقابلاتها شفافيّة حتى الآن، مع ظهورها للمرّة الأولى على غلاف موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. أجرى معها هذا اللقاء زوجها النجم #كانييه_ويست وأداره إبداعياً المصمم #تيري_موغلر، كاشفاً للمرّة الأولى لمحة مثيرة للاهتمام في العالم السريالي الذي تعيشه سيّدة الأعمال وملكة تلفزيون الواقع هذه. شاهدوا المزيد من جلسة التصوير، واقرؤوا بعضاً مما قالته كيم كارداشيان ويست عن العائلة والعلاقات في موقع #ڤوغ_العربية. الغلاف الأول من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom
The upcoming issue will feature Kardashian wearing designs by Thierry Mugler, who previously worked with Kardashian on her 2019 Met Gala ‘wet’ dress. “I love working with Kim,” says Mugler. “She is cool and brilliant. When Vogue Arabia asked me to take part, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to portray Kim in a new vision. It was a great team to work with.”
While the entire interview has yet to be released, Vogue has published some snippets from the pair’s talk, which touches on their early dating years, their struggle with fame, and Kardashian’s journey to becoming a lawyer.
Speaking about her newfound passion for social justice and her ongoing studies in law, Kardashian dispelled the myth that she could pass the California bar based on her name. “There is a misconception that I don’t actually have to study and that I’ve bought my way into getting a law degree – that’s absolutely not true… Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe,” said Kardashian.
On what she hopes to share with her millions of followers, Kardashian says that she tries to keep a positive focus on things. “I try to be a good person and to take my mistakes and make them into a better experience — to learn and grow from them and move on.” While Kim has been in the public eye for more than a decade, she tells West that it wasn’t until the couple became parents that she felt the need to be more than a celebrity. “I never felt the responsibility of being a role model until I had kids,” said Kardashian, who in the past year has helped to secure the release of 17 inmates in the US who had been incarcerated with life sentences for non-violent offenses.
Following her several high-profile romances, Kardashian said that she knew from her first date with West that he was the person she was supposed to be with. “I was like, ‘Damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? Why didn’t I do this sooner?’”
Although the pair did a deep dive with difficult topics, West also kept things fun, asking his wife to pick her favourite sister. “It changes, just like friends or relationships go in and out. I think this year has been a really strong Kim and Khloé year,” said Kim. “I’m obviously so close with Kendall and Kylie too but I’ve spent so much more time on this earth with Kourtney and Khloé – 16 and 17 years longer with them. We have more history, have been through so much together, and we have more friends in common. Kourtney and I will always be really close, but this year, Khloé and I really bonded.”
The social media star, who became more private following her 2017 robbery in Paris, admitted that “Money was always the goal but I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed… I do agree that fame can be addictive.” Still, Kardashian says she has no regrets with sharing her life with the world. “Even in my darkest of times I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity. I love having a voice and I appreciate the platform that I have been given, even though I do wish I could have more privacy at times.”
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“Even in my darkest of times, I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity.” For her #voguearabia cover debut, @kimkardashian was interviewed by her husband, rapper and designer #kanyewest. Head to Vogue.me for more images and quotes from the world-exclusive production, which was art directed by legendary designer Manfred Thierry Mugler. Cover 2 of 3. Kim wears Thierry Mugler archive. “لست بنادمة على الظهور أمام العالم أجمع، حتى في أسوأ الأوقات. أخبرني الناس خلال السنوات الماضية أن ذلك ساعدهم وأشعرهم أنهم ليسوا وحدهم ممن يواجهون هذه المحن”. مع ظهور #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست الأول على غلاف ڤوغ العربيّة، ننشر مقابلة خاصّة أجراها معها زوجها مغني الراب والمصمم #كانييه_ويست. شاهدوا المزيد من الصور وبعضاً مما قالته النجمة في هذا الإصدار الأول على الصعيد العالمي، حيث أداره إبداعياً الصمم الأسطوري مانفريد تيري موغلر على موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. الغلاف الثاني من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom