Kim Kardashian looks pretty impressive in a fashion shoot in Elle's March issue, but it wasn't always smooth sailing getting to that point.
The man who styled her for the shoot, Nicola Formichetti, is the man behind Lady Gaga's style, so he's no slouch. But when he tried to work his transformational magic on Kardashian, he ran up against resistance in the fashion world.
He admits that dressing her posed "a challenge" for him. "People wouldn't lend me the clothes. But that's fashion snobbery," he said.
No kidding. Still, you have to wonder why designers would not want to see their creations on a woman followed by millions of fashion consumers.
In any case, the shoot, photographed by Miguel Reveriego, produced pictures of the then-barely pregnant Kardashian in the magazine's usual elegant and artsy style.
In one portrait shot, she's wearing a patent leather jacket by Tom Ford, plus vintage earrings ($650) from depuis1924.com.