Everyone knows the Kardashians are famous for their annual Christmas cards. While most claim they aren’t anticipating what reality TV matriarch, Kris Jenner, has up her sleeve for the holiday season, everyone eventually catches a glimpse of the Kardashian card. Whether the card is simple and warm with holiday cheer, or sleek and classy, complimenting “all things opulent,” the Kardashian Christmas card always captures Christmas like you’ve never seen it before.
Fans were aware that no males were expected to be on this year’s Christmas card, which already raised anticipation, but the visual just takes things a step further. As a matter of fact, it takes the word ‘creative’ to an unprecedented level.
Sunday night, the family debuted the card on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians: A Very Merry Christmas” special. It was immediately noticeable that the over-the-top visual was much less seasonal than those of the past. But, where did the idea come from?
Famed photographer David LaChapelle came up with the concept for the Christmas card. The most fascinating part about the entire scene is that none of the background imagery was photo-shopped. LaChapelle actually hand-painted the entire scene. According to Yahoo! OMG, LaChapelle envisioned a ‘ransacked carnival’ and vintage movie theater scene, illuminated with bright, vibrant colors.
The card’s theme was filled with everything from a disarray of burned tabloids and magazine covers to picturesque mannequins, hot pink graffiti staircases, and broken light fixtures. The whole family was adorned in black. The portrait consisted of Kris and Bruce Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, and her children, Mason and Penelope; Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.
Kris Jenner stands in the forefront of the picture while her husband, Bruce Jenner, is positioned to her right in a glass case in front of a “cashier” window. Kourtney is photographed holding her daughter, Penelope, and her son, Mason, is positioned on a ransacked car seat with Khloe. Jenner’s youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie, are positioned to the left of Khloe, standing on a stack of burned tabloids while Kim stood on a hot pink staircase to the far left of the picture.
While the image is quite futuristic, creative, and glamorous, one detail remained quite noticeable – the missing men. Robert Kardashian, Kourtney’s boyfriend, Scott Disick, Khloe’s husband, Lamar Odom, and Kim’s fiance, rapper Kanye West were not included in the portrait. Kim and Kanye’s daughter, 5-month-old North, also was not photographed for the portrait.
Although most of the guys didn’t really mind not being included, Bruce Jenner definitely felt otherwise. Jenner actually voiced his disdain about not being included, which is why he ended up being added to the portrait. “I think that’s a terrible decision,” he lamented. “It’s your mom’s and my Christmas card!” So, Kris made it a point to invite Bruce to join the family for the photo shoot.