Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian have taken many photos collectively — however certainly one of their most iconic was when the well-known sisters recreated Beyoncé’s “Single Girls” music video.
“The important thing to doing it for us was to be as correct as attainable, so we watched the video a bazillion occasions, we had the video taking part in on the shoot, and what was actually terrific concerning the three of them was that they have been simply as invested as we have been in getting it proper,” photographer Robert Trachtenberg says of the 2009 , which is featured in PEOPLE’s 100 Greatest Movie star Images. (The guide is by the editors of PEOPLE, with an introduction by PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle.)
The of the well-known siblings appeared in PEOPLE’s Better of 2009 problem, and on the time it was taken, Kourtney was pregnant along with her first baby — Mason, now 7 — with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. Kim was courting NFL participant Reggie Bush, and Khloé had simply married basketball participant Lamar Odom.
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“The idea for this photograph, to be completely sincere, was not mine. It was the photograph editor’s idea, and in 1,000,000 years I’d not have considered that idea due to the truth that [Kourtney] was pregnant and that they needed to get in these unitards, so there was no room to cover the being pregnant,” Trachtenberg continued, including that “it was very candy to see how protecting Kim and Khloé have been to [Kourtney].”
Trachtenberg known as the sisters “so unbelievably skilled. That they had the work ethic that you simply examine of those previous Hollywood film stars the place they’d present up and they might not go away till they received it proper.”
He added that the photograph “tells you concerning the week, the summer season, the three-month interval the place the video was scorching and the Kardashians have been scorching and [Kourtney’s] being pregnant was information and the [“Single Ladies”] video was information and all of it simply is that this popular culture swirl … which is what PEOPLE does rather well.”