Kim Kardashian Channels Elizabeth Taylor From ‘Cleopatra’ (PHOTOS)
Kim Kardashian channeled her idol Elizabeth Taylor for a new Cleopatra-themed photo shoot for the magazine The Violet Files. The reality TV star worked with famed makeup artist Pat McGrath for the shoot. See the photos below!
Kardashian has always said Taylor was one of her beauty and style icons. Speaking to the magazine about her admiration for the late actress, Kardashian said, “I love Elizabeth. Pat and I have had conversations about how iconic she is, and how iconic Cleopatra is. I would have done anything — I would have trusted Pat’s vision no matter what she wanted — but I was really excited that it was the Cleopatra vibe.”
In the photos, Kardashian is seen wearing very heavy gold eye makeup with thick black liner and nude lips. McGrath noted in the magazine interview that there have been a lot of different recreations of Taylor’s classic makeup from the 1963 movie Cleopatra, but she wanted to try something different with Kardashian. “For Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version,” said McGrath, adding, “I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor played in this role.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, this isn’t the first time Kardashian has channeled Taylor for a photo shoot. Back in 2013, the reality star shared an Instagram photo of herself with her hair up in a towel as she flashed her giant engagement ring. In the background of Kardashian’s image was a shot of Taylor striking the exact same pose.
Check out the photos below from Kardashian’s Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra-themed shoot, and tell us what you think.