Only Kim Kardashian West could turn Camelot into Kamelot.
For the cover of the September 2017 issue of Interview magazine, the star posed with her daughter North West in a very Jackie Kennedy Onassis–inspired photoshoot that was captioned with, “America’s New First Lady.” (So does this mean Kanye West’s presidential run could become a reality?)
And never one to not be extra, Kardashian West goes for the full Jackie O in the photos, wearing white elbow-length gloves and a big bouffant hairdo that feel straight out of the Cold War. As the magazine notes, the 36-year-old is purposely channeling the former first lady because she’s “another mother whose every move captivated the American imagination.”
In the accompanying interview, which is a conversation between Kardashian West and writer and activist Janet Mock, the beauty mogul talked about how “conscious” she is of raising mixed-race children with husband Kanye West. “Kanye always has his family around and people who look like my daughter—that’s important to me. She’s obsessed with her curly hair, and if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs to them and is like, ‘You have curly hair like me?’ And we get to talk about it. We also talk about it with my niece Penelope, because she and North look really different, but they’re best friends and they’re together all the time.” She added, “We want to raise our kids to be really aware. I think that’s all you can do. The more you talk about things and keep them out in the open, the more they won’t be taboo. Kids are already so open. They say anything. So if you educate them, they feel like they have this knowledge and then they feel empowered.”
Naturally, the presidential photoshoot has already sparked a variety of reactions on Twitter, with many users sharing their disdain over the magazine’s decision to compare Kim K and Jackie O. “Jackie O turning over in her damn grave right now,” one person tweeted at Kardashian West. However, others have only praise for the pictures’ glamorous look and creative styling. “Nothing but respect for MY First Lady,” a Twitter user wrote, while another mused, “It’s strange for me to say that I wish this were real. Kanye running the country would make me feel a lot safer.”
The issue also features a series of short interviews with North, conducted by fellow famous kids like Kaia Gerber, Millie Bobby Brown, and North’s cousin-slash-bestie Penelope Disick, in which the 4-year-old reveals such hard-hitting truths as her favorite kind of pizza (“Just cheese! Cheese, cheese—everywhere cheese.”), her favorite Disney princess (Jasmine), and what she would do at a baking party with Penelope (“We can make rainbow princess cake!”). She also answers several questions from the writings of Andy Warhol, sharing that she can do her own nails “very well,” her favorite color is rainbow and her purse is full of toys and “sometimes I put some makeup in there when I go to church.”
See photos from the shoot, below: