Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Pose In Bed For Karl Lagerfeld

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Pose In Bed For Karl Lagerfeld

The couple talks love and selfies in bed for this year's Harper's Bazaar Icons series with creative direction by V's own Stephen Gan

The couple talks love and selfies in bed for this year's Harper's Bazaar Icons series with creative direction by V's own Stephen Gan

Styling: William Defebaugh

While Stephen Gan and Carine Roitfeld are perhaps best known for their work as Editor-in-Chiefs of their own magazines—and VMAN, and CR Fashion Book, respectively—both are prominent figures at Harper's BAZAAR as well, with serving Gan as Creative Director, and Roitfeld as Global Fashion Director. Each year, the pair collaborate on their "BAZAAR Icons" project—a portfolio of superstars that runs in the September issue of all 32 editions of the magazine worldwide. For this year's project, the duo have tapped Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, captured by none other than Karl Lagerfeld.

Kim wears trench coat Ralph Lauren Collection

"Throughout history, there have existed certain couples who transcend mere fame—whose unions push boundaries and drive culture, and one another, forward. Today, that couple is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West," says Gan, who provided creative direction for the shoot. "If a magazine is meant to mirror the world we live in, then it is only fitting that we see Kim and Kanye reflected on its surface. Together, they make a fashion savvy couple whose seemingly endless passion and reach have merged sectors of culture and creativity, including music, art, fashion, and film. In fact, it’s this unifying spirit that inspired the concept for this story, and why we chose to capture them with the ultimate marrying act: a kiss. Much like the selfies they’re taking in the pictures, Kim and Kanye are a direct reflection of the generation coming of age today.”

Kim wears coat, bag, shoes, Dior Kanye wears clothing his own boots Yeezy Adidas

The cover story also features an in-depth interview with the couple, filled with expectedly incendiary and quotable excerpts, in which Kimye discuss their love for one another, and, of course, selfies. “I love her nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity," says West of his wife. "And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.”

When asked about each other's favorite body parts (an admittedly curious question), Kim said: “I have to say [Kanye’s] heart. And I’ve always loved his legs.” As for her social media habits, which have come under fire as of late, thanks to her decision to leak a certain pivotal conversation between Kanye and Taylor Swift—Kim says: “I don’t regret any tweets. I’m not a tweeter and deleter. So I have no regrets.”

To see more from the story, head over to www.harpersBAZAAR.com.

Kim wears jacket Prada Kanye wears clothing his own

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