From white camis to red heavy saturation to brown wooden floors, the latest Kardashian clan appearance in a new magazine spread contains it all. These sisters show the most recent way that they have continued to stay relevant. Sure, marrying the biggest name or posing in underwear is not the easiest or prettiest job, but someone’s gotta do it. Usually that someone is named Kim Kardashian or Khloe Kardashian or Kourtney Kardashian or Kylie Jenner or Kendall Jenner. Most times, it’s all of them at once. And sometimes, they all decide to take group pictures in what looks like an old Abercrombie photo shoot location in a barn. When that happens, everyone sees it (in some way or another, whether they want to or not) and everyone inevitably talks about it (in some way or another, whether they want to or not). So now, allow your eyes to see this new Kardashian installation and let the conversation about it begin. That is, if you’re not already talking about Kylie Jenner’s baby and Kim Kardashian’s third baby named Chicago West that both debuted in a music video during the last Super Bowl.
14 We Love the ‘90s Too As Much As The Kardashians
This photo gives off all kinds of Dawson’s Creek, Levis, and denim jackets vibes. The very heavy, thick coloring of the photo also adds to the archival, retro feel that is being shown here. As she lays on her sister Kendall’s jean-wearing leg, Kourtney breaks one of the top fashion rules: wearing denim on denim. It’s Kourtney’s world and she’ll do what she wants. Meanwhile, Khloe and Kim take on the balancing act by being clad only in dark navy underwear to contrast with the other three sisters’ denim outfits. As a side-note, Kendall’s black booties might take the cake as the true star in this photo. Pictured right in the front and just off-center, those shoes are not humble in their shine.
13 Dukes Of Hazzard Paid A Visit On Set…
Kim stands up to the camera in the same rule-breaking denim-on-denim outfit. And although she has her hands tucked in her back jeans pockets as her finishing touch, somehow, it appears that putting a helmet in her hand would really make the outfit complete. ‘Daisy Duke decides to go become a NASCAR driver’ is a title for the look that comes to mind. Overall, from no fault of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters themselves, the image looks disjointed. The placement of the models (the Kardashian sisters) seems random and not in-sync with one another. Kourtney looks like she’s just stepping into the camera and kind of looks at the camera with a confused expression. Kylie puts one in mind of a NASCAR driver too on a closer look. Nothing really goes together in this shot and perhaps that is exactly what the artistic director was going for.
The Highlight Of The Shoot: Kylie’s Invisible Baby Bump a.k.a. Kylie Hiding A Pregnancy That Was Never Hidden
Look at every photo in this shoot and a pattern emerges: Kylie’s stomach being concealed. It’s not a coincidence. In one image, the bedspread covers her all of her abdomen and everything below it, in another image, she’s the only one wearing a denim jacket and is hidden behind her non-denim jacket wearing sisters, and in the undies and tank top photo, she’s nowhere to be found. Again, this is probably the combined efforts of both the artistic director and Kylie herself. This is a modest Kylie that we see in these photos. Meanwhile, her sisters are not nearly as coy.
12 Body Image Positives Were In Generous Supply
With all things considered, it’s great seeing the Kardashian sisters embrace their curves and not be afraid to share that embrace with the world. Or, at least, the world that is anyone who happened to check out this photo spread. (So, let’s all be honest, it was the world. These are the Kardashians we’re talking about.) This is a great look for female empowerment without the excesses. A picture is worth a thousand words, it is very true. In the images within this shoot such as this one more specifically, a thousand statements of worth and confidence are expressed all at once. It’s safe to say that with this particular publicity ‘stunt,’ it’s a job well done, ladies.
11 The Three Musketeers, Or The Three Most Publicized Kardashian Sisters
Kylie, Khloe, and Kim take center stage in this shot, which is very dream-like. It’s interesting though that all but Kylie look straight-on at the camera, while she instead seems to be staring off at something afar. She and Khloe are wrapped up in an almost young, childish kind of way. Kim is more independent in the shot, which makes for some good visual variety. However, the present fantasy vibe for some odd reason conjures up The Hills Have Eyes. Maybe it’s the light seeping in onto the barn on the left and adding the hazy appearance to the shot that gives off that vibe. But, at least all of their toes are perfectly manicured.
10 Of Course Kim Had To Get A Solo Shot
Can any of us actually say that we’re surprised by this photo? Of course, the arguably most popular out of not only the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, but out of the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan, couldn’t depart from our attention without a solo shot. In this photograph, she stands subtly bold, right front and center in the camera. Her face is a mix of being slightly vulnerable, but also fearless. Some of her hair is laid over one shoulder to add to the flair and everything goes together. It’s not all about Kim, but it is all about her in this photo. She might be a new mother of three now, but that doesn’t mean she can’t still be a showstopper.
9 Know That This Photo Shoot Was A Prelude
Anyone who has been even remotely observing the Kardashians’ track record, knows that they always give a prequel before the actual dramatic presentation. Kylie Jenner recently released a video entitled, “To Our Daughter,” which debuted her baby girl as well as Kim’s third child, a daughter named Chicago West, with rapper Kanye West. Yes, what you are thinking right now is accurate: This was all a grand design. The Kardashians know how to keep their names in everyone’s mouth and the combination of this revealing photo shoot with the grand reveal of their next generation has been the perfect publicity move. While we all were still ogling these photos, it was only natural that we’d also look over at their new children. We might as well, right?
8 Also This Campaign Was What We All Needed Even Though We Didn’t Know That We Needed It
Admit it. You had not experienced your latest dose of Kardashian in a long while. It is okay to be honest. None of us had experienced it, which is why this photo shoot was the perfect dosage after a long Kardashian fast. Good things come to those who wait and this photo shoot definitely did not disappoint. You have classiness in this ad campaign, which lacks in anything off-putting or overly suggestive. But, even more, it helps us all to see the Kardashian sisters in a different light of maturity mixed with appeal. There’s a fine-balancing act that has to be made with these sorts of photo shoots, but this campaign pulled it off with expertise.
7 Know That Their Hair Most Likely Had Extensions
This one is totally random, but it can be mentioned. No, it is highly doubtful that all of that hair sweeping the wooden floors is directly from their scalp, but rather, it’s highly possible that about forty percent of it is directly from a hair care shop. Some ladies feel that it’s taboo to talk about false hair. But, here is something to consider and to put things into perspective: how is it any different from make-up, which is like a false…face? It isn’t any different so with that in mind, embrace your false hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows, ladies! Because the Kardashian girls sure do.
6 This Campaign Will Make You Wish You Had Sisters Or Make You Go Hug Yours
Or it might make you want to pull out your camera or iPhone and recreate this shoot yourself with your sister. Either way, can you say adorable? Who wouldn’t want to pose in a photo shoot with confidence with her posse of sisters? It is a family affair. One thing’s for sure, self-assurance sure doesn’t lack among any of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. It must run in the family. But, if we were all a member of a well-off, highly publicized family, we wouldn’t be modest either. You can practically smell their wealth and confidence bouncing off of their stylish jeans from your computer screen or phone.
5 This Is The First Time All Five Kardashian Sisters Have Posed In A Photo Shoot Together
Yes, that’s correct. We checked. This is the first time ever that all five of the sisters have ever been in this sort of revealing photo shoot all at once. Now that the youngest two in the clan are adults, slightly risqué shots are completely up for grabs. This is especially true now since the very youngest Kendall Jenner is posing in very grown and mature poses now that she is a professional model. The 22-year-old is now able to smile and pose away with her sisters in all types of shoots. Again, the shoot is done tastefully, but it is still not exactly PG and just a few years back, Kendall and Kylie wouldn’t have been in this sort of campaign with the three eldest for that very reason.
4 The Three Musketeers Version II, or The Oldest, The Middle, & The Youngest
This shot basically looks like the one with all of the sisters (sans Kylie). Khloe and Kourtney are literally in the same exact spots with the same exact poses. Was this intentional or something that slipped the trained eye of the photographers in post-editing? Aside from that, this photo of the eldest Kourtney, middle child Khloe, and baby sis Kendall is all types of fierce, especially Kendall’s short hair. We know that the focus is meant to be on everything but their hair in these photos, but hers has to be pointed out because not many can pull off short hair. Well done, Kendall.
3 Are They Beautiful Or Are They…Beautiful?
It’s a thin line between attractive and subtractive…One prefix thin, to be exact. With extra thin tank tops on to boot as they lie on a large textile-print bedspread, the bedspread is thicker and, dare we say, better-looking than the people lying on top of it. Now, this is not to downplay or take away from the efforts of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. However, that is a legitimately gorgeous piece of bedding. Can it be purchased on Amazon? Actually, Bed, Bath, & Beyond might be the Holy Grail. Or, maybe, Target? These are the true questions that need answers. But, in all seriousness, this image of the sisters with their hands up to their foreheads as if in a pre-fainting spell is a bit of a head scratcher.
2 While We Were Impressed, Calvin Klein Wasn’t
How’s that for irony? The designer of the jeans that you are wearing is not happy with how you’re wearing his design. More specifically, Calvin Klein was not exactly overwhelmed by model Kendall Jenner’s work in the ad campaign. While everyone else around the world might have been enamoured and captivated by her straight and serious expressions and confident poses, Calvin Klein was underwhelmed. Here were his exact words: "You know, I'm really not that familiar with it. I'm honestly not. I'm sure she's a lovely young woman. It's not the kind of thing I would have done, even today."
Well, his commentary could’ve been much worse…
1 Calvin Klein Additionally Wasn’t Impressed By Kim
We must have spoken too soon because here is what the designer had to say about Kim’s appearance in the recent ad campaign:
"If you take really exquisite photographs of the right people in the right clothes in the right location, and you put it online, that's fine. Just putting any old clothes on Kim Kardashian, long-term, isn't going to do a thing."
So, for whatever reason, at least two out of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters are not a showstopper for Calvin Klein. He is a native New Yorker, which can definitely explain his tough criticism. Even more, his feedback just shows that visual art has different effects on different people. Some will be intrigued, some will be unimpressed, and the rest will be indifferent about it. We can’t say that Klein’s statement doesn’t hold some valid points in the sense that fashion isn’t fashion just because a celebrity is wearing them. There are always tokens of wise insight that can be taken from any situation. This might be one of them.