Kim Kardashian’s Bizarre Pregnant Magazine Spread Defended by Editor Carine Roitfeld: “Beautiful”

Kim Kardashian CR Magazine
 Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book

Kim Kardashian's recently released CR Fashion Book magazine spread, shot by legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld while she was eight months pregnant, was a sight to behold: North West's then-expectant mom, 32, sported gold grills, jam-smeared lips and, naturally, her huge belly in a bra top, puffy jacket and bright pink gloves, among many other talked-about looks.

Not everyone loved the rather avant-garde images, but the magazine's editor Carine Roitfeld — formerly of French Vogue — sticks up for Kardashian and her late-pregnancy spread.

"I think people are very tough in fashion," Roitfeld told the New York Post's Page Six last Friday, Sept. 6 at the New York Fashion Week premiere of her documentary Mademoiselle C.

"When we photographed her pregnant — I love pregnant women — she was beautiful," the Frenchwoman raved of Kanye West's love. "She was beautiful to cover; she is beautiful inside."

Roitfeld also noted that landing Kardashian for her new magazine "gave us a lot of confidence, and I am thankful for that." Now that Kardashian has given birth to North, Roitfeld mused, "I think she's happy now. She has her baby, North, and I hope this will be a good souvenir for her."

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