On Monday 28 August, Kardashian shared the cover, titled “America’s New First Lady,” on Twitter along with black-and-white images from inside the September issue. In the photo, shot by Steven Klein, the 36-year-old dons a short brunette wig, a high-collared white dress and gloves to emulate the former first lady.
North West makes an adorable appearance, too.
“For this shoot I wanted to capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect,” Klein said, in a press release.
“Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern. As a model, Kim is a chameleon. She can easily change accordingly to the set intention and with little effort. It is her gift: her innate relationship to the camera. A muse of modern times.”
In the magazine’s accompanying interview with Janet Mock, Kardashian talks about her family being underestimated even to this day.
She said: “I used to say, ‘I love being underestimated.’ But now when I hear, ‘They’re so not talented,’ - ten years into it - I’m kind of like, ‘Okay, give a girl a little respect.’ If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality?
“And I poke fun at it, like when I was on the cover of Forbes I posted the hashtag #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent. I don’t mind being underestimated because it does fuel me. But after a while, I do feel like, ‘C’mon, you can recognise a little bit.’”
“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard,” she added. “I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”
This story was originally published on the US version of HuffPost.