The reality TV star went full-Jackie O for the publication's September issue, appearing on the cover and inside photos with daughter North West.
Photographer Steven Klein said his goal was to "capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect. Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern."
While Kardashian said she will "treasure this shoot forever," social media wasn't as kind.
As soon as Kim revealed the images on her social media pages, many were quick to accuse the publication of darkening Kim's skin tone to match her daughter:
why did they darken her skin to try and make her look black