Who Is the Photographer Behind Kim Kardashian's Attempt to "Break the Internet"?
Kim Kardashian has a goal, and it's to "break the Internet" with her likeness. The 34-year-old mom of one appears on the cover of Paper magazine’s winter 2014 issue (above), in a striking image. While standing on a wooden box, Kardashian balances a glass on her backside while shooting champagne, from a bottle in her hands, over her head into the strategically placed vessel. You can see her second cover, for which she bares much of her derriere, here.
Kardashian wrote on Instagram that it's "such [an] honor to work with the legendary Jean-Paul Goude!!!! Shot this in Paris. Can't wait for you to see the whole issue."
But just who is the man behind the camera, Jean-Paul Goude? The French photographer came to be a part of Kardashian's shoot at the magazine's request. Paper asked that he recreate his famous "Champagne Incident" shot of Carolina Beaumont from 1976 with Mrs. West. (You can view the not-safe-for-work original here.)
In the '70s and '80s, Goude found a muse in Grace Jones—the model appears in some of his most iconic works—and they had a son, Paulo, in 1979. During his long career as a photographer, and an artist and illustrator, Goude has created many ad campaigns for brands that range from Chanel and Kenzo to Galeries Lafayette. He's currently married to Karen Park-Goude, a former fashion editor.
Paper magazine plans to release more images from Goude's shoot with Kardashian on Thursday.