(Yahoo!) - Many pregnant women opt to have a maternity photo shoot, but before giving birth to her daughter, North, with Kanye West, the E! reality star posed for some high fashion (and really non-traditional) baby bump shots.
But not just anyone could get the ready-to-pop expectant mom sporting a golden grill, pouting with jam smeared lips, and taking a defiant — borderline gangster — stance while showing off her bare belly in a crop top. The CR Fashion Book spread was shot by none other than Chanel designer extraordinaire Karl Lagerfeld and directed by Givenchy head honcho Riccardo Tisci.
Titled "Miss USA," the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star wears a vintage American flag Ralph Laurensweater paired with a New York Yankees cap and black veil in one black-and-white shot, while another features her in an innocent white dress and pink Chanel jackets while appearing to have smeared her own face with jam from a jar she's holding (though the mag credits Chanel lipstick as the true culprit).
Kardashian took to Twitter to express her excitement over the shoot, tweeting "OMG the COVER of Carine Roitfeld's crfashionbook #issue3!!! Shot by @karllagerfeld! Thank you…" along with an Instagrammed photo of her grill shot.
CR Fashion Book is the creation of West's pal, ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, and features only haute couture. Kim's appearance in the magazine seems to be an acceptance from the world of high fashion for the reality star, who has received some blowback while attempting to look more stylish than sexy since hooking up with West.
Though these pre-baby pics were just released, the celeb has kept a low profile since welcoming North, leaving the world waiting to see how being a new mom has changed her style.
Photo Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld for CR Fashion Book