It's Kim Prada-shian! An Exclusive First Look At Kim's LOVE Magazine Shoot

Photography: Steven Klein; Styling: Katie Grand

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It's Kim Prada-shian! An Exclusive First Look At Kim's LOVE Magazine Shoot

It's Kim Prada-shian! First Look At Kim's LOVE Shoot

There's no stopping Kim Kardashian’s fashion trajectory. This week another milestone: appearing on the latest cover of LOVE magazine in Prada. The story started last year when the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Katie Grand, was introduced to the reality TV star through Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, over dinner in Paris (days before her wedding). ‘She was really giddy, really jolly, and we sat and gossiped about weddings,’ says Katie.

Fast-forward to November and the pair found themselves in a motel by LAX airport, working for three days solid, into the small hours, on the cover shoot of LOVE 13 with photographer Steven Klein, Kanye also in tow. The clothes were Prada. ‘Kim has peer relationships with Olivier and Riccardo [Tisci of Givenchy],’ says Katie. ‘I love and respect them both but the idea of working with Prada and Kim was new. The spring/summer Prada show was one of my favourites in years. It felt eclectic and suited to different characters. Kim’s such a big character and not sample size...’

Kim Kardashian in Prada shot by Steven Klein for LOVE 13, out 9 February. Left: Kim having a fitting for the shoot. Right: sketches courtesy of Prada
And there in lay the challenge. ‘The fabrics for the collection were so special, handwoven and they didn’t have a scrap left at the end of the show.’ Prada made 20 looks in these precious weaves for the project and Katie fitted them on her cover star. ‘I was very nervous but Kim gave herself over to us,’ Katie says. ‘I’d met Kanye before but never worked with him and I know how he is about clothes. He kept saying he couldn’t believe Prada had done this for Kim.’

And for Miuccia Prada’s part: ‘I like to see my clothes worn in a different way, on someone unexpected,’ she says.

‘LOVE’ Issue 13 Spring/Summer 2015 goes on news-stands 9 February; thelovemagazine.co.uk

Kim Kardashian in Prada shot by Steven Klein for LOVE 13, out 9 February

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