Reality star Kim Kardashian takes the cover story of American Allure Magazine‘s August 2022 edition lensed by fashion photographer Danielle Levitt. In charge of styling was Kyle Luu, with set design from Cooper Vasquez, and production by Isaac Feria. Beauty is work of hair stylist Chris Appleton, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, and manicurists Kim Truong and Diem Truong.
I have different energy when I’m blonde, I’m a totally different person. I’m sassier. I’m more confident as a blonde. As soon as I go back to brunette, I’m a boss. I’m also a totally different person when I have long, fake nails on. I have so much confidence — and I hate long nails! Every once in a while, I need that bitchy-boss energy. But when I have to write an essay, I’m like, ‘Get these nails off me!’ I can’t type.
I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before. I hate my hands — they’re wrinkly and gross. But I’ve lived life and I’ve changed so many diapers with these hands and I’ve snuggled my babies with these hands, so I’m okay with them. [Getting older] doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for perfection, but you get to a point where you’re like, ‘Okay, my health is more important than anything else.’
It was a roller coaster of emotions.To even find the dress was a feat, and then to get them to allow me to wear the dress was another feat. You have [to wear] gloves and there are guards and you had to put down special paper. I think [the dresser] was shaking because if anything rips, if anything goes wrong, you know? This is Marilyn’s dress. And it absolutely did not fit. Two weeks before [the Met Gala], I was 10 pounds down and I was so proud of myself. Then I got down 15 [pounds] and it fit. I couldn’t believe it. – Kim Kardashian
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