TMZ reports that Kardashian was not paid for the shoot and that she agreed to it only because she wanted to work with the photographer, Jean-Paul Goude.
Goude is a well-known name in the art world. His most famous photographs feature Grace Jones, whom he’s photographed for decades. In fact, Kanye West‘s ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose once “remade” Goude’s most iconic photo of Jones.
It was never feasible that Paper would be able to afford Kardashian at her normal fee, so compensation was never a factor. For Kardashian, it was all about working with the icon.
Apparently, the photos were taken in September during Paris Fashion Week. Initially, only one cover was planned, but Kardashian and Goude hit it off and decided to get “creative,” hence the two covers.
Also, the photos pissed off Naya Rivera, so it’s really a big win for everyone.