Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
Well looks like Miss Anna you just killed Vogue. I mean if you like this couple then kudos to you…as for me I don’t see what this has to do with fashion. Vogue has been know for their sense of what’s trending on the runways, fashion houses and up and coming designers from the most influential icons of our times. When did Kim & Kanye become fashion icons? This seems like a desperate cry for attention on Kim’s part for she begged to be on the cover to make her more legit. Kim is know for her sex tape with Ray J. Brandy’s little no talent brother. Just because she’s a pop culture fixture doesn’t mean she should be on the cover of Vogue. It’s a low for the magazine, gimmicky, and just a glossed up version of US Magazine. However, I agree this will probably help boost Vogue’s lackluster sales.
And…since when do editors use hashtags on covers? There’s a disconnect and it’s like their trying to use Lucky mag’s formula for success while trying to stay relevant to their younger readers while still publishing articles on menopause and editorial space on parties full of socialites no one cares about – except Anna Wintour and the editors’ friends. I love the Magazine for it’s fashion covers and insights into the world of fashion and the lives of those who create it. I’ve lost all respect for Vogue. I know they worship at the altar of celebrities but these two? A woman who’s only claims to fame is the size of her butt, her porn video and the men she’s bedded and her ego-manic consort! Way to go Vogue. All of this is just my opinion and if you like then good for you. I just wish they could have found someone else to be on the cover. The only bright spot that I can stomach is that their beautiful baby girl North West was there.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has also released a statement addressing the cover chatter.
“Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)
As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.
There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason: Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.”
Checkout the pics from their Vouge shoot for the April edition. And the video of their behind the scenes.