Kim Kardashian and North West Grace the Cover of ‘Interview Magazine’
Back in 2015, the Kardashian-Jenner clan was dubbed America’s “First Family” during the Obama administration in a cover for Cosmopolitan that received heavy criticism. Today, Kim Kardashian alongside daughter, North West, posed as the “New First Lady” in Interview Magazine with a Jackie O inspired look.
Shot by Steven Klein, the reality star was styled in H&M Studio paying homage to Jackie Onassis, one of the most iconic First Ladies. Kardashian, whose husband, Kanye West, hinted at running for office in 2020 – was interviewed by writer, TV host and transgender rights activist Janet Mock for the feature story. In the interview, Mock asks Kardashian about raising a mixed children – noting that she is very conscious about it:
“I’m very conscious of it. 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.”
Along with Kardashian’s in-depth interview, North West also gave her “first tell-all” interview that happened to be conducted by some famous friends, including the star of Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown, daughter of Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, and, of course, West’s cousin and best friend Penelope Disick. The 4-year- old reveled that she loves cheese pizza, her favorite color is rainbow, and her favorite song is her fathers’ song “Amazing.”
JANET MOCK: I was going to start by asking you what you’re doing, but I saw on your Snapchat that you were just with North, and she basically renamed the dog. She was like, “No, her name is Diamond.”
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST: She changes that poor dog’s name all the time. We had to pick one and stick with it, so I said, “Her name is Sushi. We’re going with that.”
MOCK: [laughs] Have you gotten used to the fact that someone like me, a stranger, has this immediate relationship with you and your daughter?
KARDASHIAN WEST: I have. We share so much all the time on the show. I obviously get a little bit more protective of my daughter because that’s always been such a struggle: “Do we have her on the show? Don’t we?” We have strict rules about the kids. Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never storylines about them. But then there’s social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me. She lives such a normal life, believe it or not, at home.
MOCK: When you’re not filming, what do your days look like? Or are you kind of always filming?
KARDASHIAN WEST: We usually have three months off between seasons. But this time, there are only two weeks, so it does feel like we’re always filming. On a typical day, without cameras, I wake up early, like six in the morning. I try to work out before the kids get up, and then I have breakfast with them and my husband. I try to make sure we have set meals at home, to keep everything as normal as possible. And then I get to work. If you saw the room I’m in right now—my office—I have mood boards of so many different things in front of me; maybe 15 perfume samples sitting on my table. And then for our kids’ line, I have maybe 200 samples of bathing suit fabrics that I have to go through. I’ll usually have wardrobe fittings for myself. Then I might have—and I’m not joking—300 makeup products to go through and consider for a future project. In between, I’m taking my son to a music class and my daughter to a horseback riding class.
KAIA GERBER (MODEL AND DAUGHTER OF CINDY CRAWFORD AND RANDE GERBER): What’s the best thing about having a little brother?
NORTH WEST: Giving him toy trucks, and I gave him a big toy bear.
GERBER: What does your family call you?
GERBER: What do you like on your pizza?
WEST: Just Cheese! Cheese, cheese—everywhere cheese.
PENELOPE DISICK (WEST’S COUSIN, DAUGHTER OF KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND SCOTT DISICK): Should we build tree houses and be neighbors?
DISICK: Can I sleep over at your house for four days and bring my puppy?
WEST: Oh yeah!
DISICK: Can we have a baking party?
WEST: We can make rainbow princess cake!
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