Kim’s wedding ceremony to Kanye… Kylie’s lip fillers… Caitlyn’s coming out… and behind it all is Kris Jenner — making certain each and every minute is monetised to the max. Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager’s LA lair to locate out what it will take to preserve up with the Kardashians A fleet of black vans blocks the driveway of a stately hacienda in an LA gated community of white picket fences, hydroponic-seeking willows and thermostat-steady sunshine, like an alternate actuality of the American dream. I’m outdoors The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California possibly the most notorious, if ironic, address in publish-millennial pop culture. Within the expansive lobby, more studio set than property, I trip more than a cable and dodge a bored-searching cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning’s Retaining Up With the Kardashians season eleven storyline: ‘ES Magazine shoots Kris.’ Absolutely everyone is shooting absolutely everyone. The Haven is a stage-managed temple to self-manufactured wealth. It even has its own hall of fame: a corridor of portraits of its household members, like a Who’s Who of the most followed folks in social media history. The rest is power interiors: oversized macho furniture, phallic statues and modern artwork with shouty slogans like ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’, accented with each and every conceivable worldwide situation of Vogue.
The palette is black and white: chequered floor in the lobby white walls black on black on black guest bathroom, even down to the black toilet paper. The morning’s commotion is as well much for Kanye West: soon following the ES workforce arrives, he slips out.
He and Kim are residing at her loved ones house although their Bel Air mansion is renovated for the arrival of Kardashian-West heir number two, due in December (it’s a boy!). Eight months ripe, Kim pads into the kitchen in a white towelling dressing gown to have her public eyes painted on by a make-up artist. Her two-12 months-previous daughter North bobs in, swaddled in a towel on the shoulder of her nanny, en route to a swimming lesson in the outdoor pool, later tottering about in a cowboy outfit. Then Kris Jenner, the mom of all Kardashians, can make her entrance in a bathrobe with ‘Momager’ emblazoned on the back, the Muhammad Ali of monetisation. Silk georgette shirt, £625, Givenchy at harveynichols.com. Silk trousers, £565, Gucci at brownsfashion.com. Sneakers, £650, Gucci at matchesfashion.com She is warm and softer than I imagined. At 60, she seems to be 45, all mahogany skin and boyish haircut.
In the black and white fur-carpeted bedroom as soon as shared with her ex-husband — formerly Bruce, now Caitlyn Jenner — which is dominated by a giant bed and two bronze panthers, she has modified into a crisp shirt and trousers. The seem is befitting of a publicity svengali all that’s missing is a excess fat cigar.
Kris is the arch matriarch and manager of her 6 kids: Kourtney, 36, Kim, 35, Khloé, 31, and Rob, 28, by Armenian-American attorney Robert Kardashian Kendall, twenty, and Kylie, 18, by Jenner. She has executive-made almost a decade of the family’s actuality Television demonstrate Trying to keep Up With the Kardashians.
while leveraging endorsement offers and surfing on the rise of social media.
Kim, now well worth in excess of $53 million, has 36.5m followers on Twitter Kendall and Kylie have a joint Instagram reach of 81.5m. Alongside the Islamic-Christian conflict, the publish-millennial global schism is: do you love or loathe — or appreciate to loathe — the Kardashians? ‘We are in on the joke,’ she assures me.