We'll admit, we've been on the brink of Kylie Jenner Fatigue for some time now. You'd be hard-pressed to find a fashion or entertainment magazine she hasn't covered in the past couple of years, or an editorial trope she hasn't experimented with (the make-unders for Wonderland and Allure; the artsy, plastic-y mega-makeover for Paper; the high fashion-yet-problematic wheelchair shoot for Interview by Steven Klein; the Terry Richardson-shot sexpot portraits for Galore). But leave it to Complex — which is ramping up promo for its inaugural ComplexCon in Long Beach, Calif. on November 5 and 6 — to pull us out of the rut with its October/November 2016 issue, featuring Kylie Jenner among artworks by the legendary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
Murakami is a favorite of both the fashion and music worlds, having collaborated with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Supreme, Vans, Kanye West and Pharrell in the past, and has worked with magazines like Harper's Bazaar and Pop on artistic, surreal editorials. In Jenner's Complex spread, she's dressed in head-to-toe latex (something her family has proven to do better than almost any other humans on the planet) posing with Murakami's works, making for a pictorial we want to plaster all over our office walls.
In the accompanying interview, Jenner takes on the typical topics: her fame (and subsequent anxiety), her boyfriend, Tyga, her cosmetics business and, of course, her lip injections. "When you first get them done, you're like, 'Oh, it could be a little bit bigger on that side,'" she tells the magazine. "I'd go back and be like, 'They went down' and think they could be bigger. But I went too far. It was very painful." Let's all use this as an opportunity to learn a lesson from a beauty mogul's mistake, folks.
Head to Complex now for the full story, and look for the issue on newsstands in the coming days.