In the glamorous new pictures, published in Vogue Brasil, Kim is shown in a variety of poses, in the style of the original blonde bombshell, while showing off the bleached hairstyle she briefly sported earlier this year.
Sharing the cover, shot by acclaimed photographer Ellen von Unwerth, with her Instagram followers, Kim joked: “Had to capture my blonde moment for Vogue Brasil.”
The magazine have also teased some of the photos on their Instagram page, including one picture where Kim is shown posing topless, wearing just a pair of tights and some long leather gloves.
These pictures aren’t the first time Kim has been mentioned in the same breath as Marilyn, with Kanye West first drawing the comparison during the early days of their relationship.
He told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club: “[The paparazzi] are empowering us over Vanity Fair that want to say that Kate Upton is Marilyn Monroe. Kate Upton ain't Marilyn Monroe, Kim is Marilyn Monroe. You know that. She was controversial; she's controversial.”
This marks Kim’s third Vogue spread, having first graced the cover of the fashion bible last year, alongside Kanye, where she was seen wearing bridal couture in the run-up to their wedding.
It makes a change to see Kim posing in front of a photographer, rather than her own outstretched arm, to the point she recently released a photo anthology of her old selfies, titled ‘Selfish’.
However, not everyone was thrilled with the book, notably animal rights activists, who stormed a book signing she was doing in New York earlier this month, to protest the fact she’s seen wearing fur in some of the photos.