The Hilarious Way Kris Jenner ‘Stole’ a Chanel Bag From Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West may be the queen of her four sisters, but it’s clear who the real mastermind behind the brand is. Kris Jenner, momager extraordinaire, has not only successfully managed a career for herself, but also for her former spouse, Caitlyn Jenner, and all six of her children. In fact, Jenner’s youngest daughter credits her mother for the success of her company, Kylie Cosmetics.

Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner attend KKW Beauty pop up
Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner | Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for ABA

Love them or hate them, the KarJenners wield an enormous amount of influence around the globe. At the forefront of their brand is Kris Jenner. With her larger than life personality, Jenner is often the center of attention, occasionally even taking the attention away from her own children without even trying. In a recent interview with The Cut, Kardashian West shared a story about how her mother managed to take all the attention and also a Chanel bag right from under her nose.

Kim Kardashian West gets approached at the 2013 Met Gala

Back in 2013, Kardashian West attended her first Met Ball Gala. While she was there, she was approached by French fashion editor, Carine Roitfeld about doing a photoshoot. The shoot was for CR Magazine and was to be shot by the well-respected photographer, Karl Lagerfeld.

The 39-year-old reality star was over the moon by the offer and flew to Paris shortly after with Jenner in tow. The KKW Beauty owner was already thrilled by the opportunity to be shot by Lagerfeld, but when a friend informed her that the photographer gave all of his models Chanel bags as a thank you gift, she got even more excited. Though she was unsure if the rumors were true, she and her friend held out hope that she’d be receiving a rare, luxury handbag.

Kris Jenner is the belle of the ball

The photoshoot was actually going pretty well for Kardashian West until her mother showed up and immediately hit it off with Lagerfeld. “Halfway through the shoot, my mom walks in and she’s wearing Chanel leggings, Chanel thigh-high boots, blazer, turtleneck, dangling earrings, Chanel cuffs, gloves, sunglasses, beret: She was decked in Chanel from the ’80s. Karl stops the shoot and walks over to her and is like, ‘Oh my God, are you her mother? I remember this jacket! I remember these gloves! I did those earrings!’ The two of them have this love affair like I’ve never seen before,” Kardashian West confessed about Jenner’s instant connection with the photographer.

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Today we celebrate my mom. Anyone that knows her, knows how sentimental she is. For her birthday I planned a small lunch, with just her kids and her closest friends of 40 + years. I sent out invites with a location where we all met. When everyone arrived, I told them I had a surprise and this wasn’t where we would be eating. I then gave everyone the REAL invitation and once everyone saw the address for where we would be going tears filled the room. I rented our childhood home. All of our memories live here especially with our dad. It’s where each Kardashian child was born and made us who we are. Growing up, the home had the most ridiculous wallpaper and kitchen set! I remade all of our table settings, decor out of the same fabric and print as the wallpaper. We had lunch at the home as if it hadn’t changed and we cried the entire time. When we walked out to get our cars to drive there, I had another surprise! I had rented every car my parents ever owned. I had some waiting outside so we could drive them to the house and the rest were lined up in the driveway of the house exactly how my parents used to have them parked. I even remade the exact license plates. (Yes my mom had a 2 DIE 4 license plate!) We drove to the home in these cars and relived our childhood! This was the best day ever. I am so proud I was able to keep such a meaningful surprise a secret from my mom and sisters for weeks! This was the most special, nostalgic day of my life and we felt my dad’s presence enjoying this day with us! I kept it together and didn’t cry the entire lunch even though I cried during the entire planning process. But at the end I went into my old bathroom, closed the door and cried so hard.

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The pair hit it off so well that Kardashian West actually got uncomfortable and contacted her sisters for moral support. “And I’m like, Hello? I’m sitting here posing. I’m so uncomfortable. I’m like, This is so embarrassing, and this is so annoying. I remember texting my sisters and being like, ‘Guys, mom is stealing my shiiiine.’ This is my first fashion shoot!” Kardashian West recalled.

How Jenner stole the Chanel bag from Kardashian West

Despite the discomfort that Kardashian West felt, the shoot went well. When the shoot was finally over, Lagerfeld approached the KKW Fragrance owner and Jenner with one hand behind his back. Kardashian West recalls being overjoyed that the rumors were proving to be true and she started fantasizing about what she’d do with the Chanel bag. “I’m thinking: I will cherish this forever, and I’m pregnant, so one day I’ll give this bag to my daughter,” the 39-year-old recalled.

But, Kardashian West’s expectations were never to become a reality “[Lagerfeld] comes up and he’s like, ‘Kim, this was the best shoot. Thank you so much. But Kris, here is a bag for you,‘ and he gives the fu*king bag to my mom. And it was a LEGO clutch. They were like ten grand, and you could never get one. And this was all Swarovski crystal with hand stones that was just a sample that never made it to production,” the mom of four recalled about Jenner being gifted the infamous bag over her.

Will Jenner gift the bag to one of her grandkids

While the story is certainly hilarious to us, Kardashian West doesn’t quite see it that way. She admitted that she ended up crying in the bathroom thinking her mother stole her shine. As for the Chanel bag, Jenner still has it in her closet. But, Kardashian West has made it clear who the real owner of the bag is. “I’ve said to her: ‘Just so we’re clear, in your will, this goes to North.’ I don’t need it. That bag was for my daughter.”