Kim Kardashian Flashes Bare Belly, Gold Grills, Jam-Smeared Lips: Edgy CR Fashion Book Pictures Before North’s Birth

Kim Kardashian in CR Fashion Book
Kim Kardashian shows off her bare baby bump in images shot by Karl Lagerfeld in the new issue of CR Fashion Book. Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to trends, and she is the latest celebrity in a long line of red carpet regulars to grin and bear it — her gold grills, that is. The reality star appears on the cover of former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld‘s new magazine, CR Fashion Book, in a surprising collection of looks shot during her pregnancy with daughter North West, due out on Sept. 12.

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“Always surprise people,” Roitfeld told the Huffington Post of what she’s learned from pal Karl Lagerfeld (the artist who photographed Kardashian). “[People] like it or they don’t like it. People were very surprised. I think it’s good to have surprises in fashion because we always see the same things.”

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Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

For the cover, Lagerfeld let Kardashian’s grills be the focal point of the shot. She has minimal makeup on and her hair is worn down and loose.

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Inside shots of Kanye West‘s love are no less arresting — in one photograph from the shoot, Kardashian flaunts her very pregnant baby bump (the shoot took place in May) in a bra top, puffy jacket, and bright pink gloves.

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Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

Another image shows Kardashian, 32, in a sweatshirt with an American flag emblazoned across the front, a New York Yankees baseball cap on her head and a black veil covering her face. The photo series is titled, appropriately, “Miss USA.”

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A third image shows West’s love sitting before a colorful wall of pink-and-purple flowers, her finger in a pot of jam and her lips smeared disturbingly with the bright red contents. Her belly is prominently featured in a crisp white gown.

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Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

“Pregnancy is something that I always love,” Roitfeld said of the images, according to Women’s Wear Daily; the fashion maven called the series a “precious moment in Kim’s pregnancy that people haven’t seen.” “It’s about hope and the future and a new baby.”

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Kardashian, meanwhile, has been taking time to adjust to motherhood, keeping a relatively low profile since giving birth to baby North West in June.

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Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

“These past couple of weeks have been filled with the most exciting experiences of my life,” she wrote in a blog post on July 17. “I’m enjoying this time to fully embrace motherhood and spend time at home with my family. …I am so blessed to have the support of my family and fans in this beautiful moment.”

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