Kim Kardashian West is 'real-life Barbie'
The stylist on Fergie's 'M.I.L.F.$' video wanted to turn Kim Kardashian West into a "real-life Barbie".
The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star was speculated to have had her figure Photoshopped in the singer's new music promo, but B. Akerlund insists she simply used latex to enhance the brunette beauty's "insanely amazing body" to doll-like proportions.
She said: "It was my first time working with Kim. I knew from the moment we met that I wanted to play with her insanely amazing body to create an extreme character we had never seen from her before. I incorporated corsetry and latex to exaggerate her natural body shape.
"I worked closely with latex designer Venus Prototype on her custom white latex GOT M.I.L.F. top and denim-printed latex shorts, and her jewelry is from Lynn Ban and Kismet. The over-the-knee cowboy boots were made by New York designer Irs.
"The idea was that everything was pumped up with an insanely skinny waist and super tall boots, which created a real-life Kim Barbie."
The stylist had a lot of help from Fergie herself in creating the looks for the video because the 41-year-old singer - who has two-year-old son Axl with husband Josh Duhamel - had such a strong vision for the concept.
She added to the Hollywood Reporter: "Fergie was the mastermind behind the M.I.L.F. money concept. She was inspired to write this song after the birth of her son, Axl. As the creative director and stylist for the video, I worked closely with Fergie and director Colin Tilley, so together we could conceptualise the visuals and scenarios she envisioned for the song.
"Fergie and I had a very specific vision on how we saw the M.I.L.F. world and especially on how would she lead the pack...
"There was something that attracted me to mixing latex and diamonds, as well as the use of color, to help create a world where women ruled and there was no limit to what you can do."