This is high praise! After Kim K was shut out from the cover of ‘Vogue’ for years, she and her soon-to-be hubby will be the face of the April 2014 issue. Now find out from the infamous Editor-In-Chief herself why the mag finally decided to join the Kimye revolution.
It may have taken some pushing, but Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour has finally come around on Kim Kardashian. After it was revealed on March 21 that Kim and Kanye West would be gracing the cover of the April Vogue, the infamous editor revealed why she felt the “world’s most talked about couple” deserved the honor.
Anna Wintour: Why I Put Kim Kardashian & Kanye West On ‘Vogue’ Cover
In her editor’s letter, Anna quickly debunked the theory that Kanye forced Vogue to put Kimmy on the cover. “He did nothing of the sort,” Anna writes. “The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”
After describing the cover itself, which tastefully shows Kim in a wedding dress and Kanye holding her lovingly from behind, as “both charming and touching,” Anna then really lays on the praise for Kim and her husband-to-be. “There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason.”
She continues: “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.” Lastly, Anna writes that Vogue always looks to feature those who define culture at the given moment — the people who stir things up and influence the world — before joking, “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?)”
However, you might want to take all of this praise with a grain of salt, because a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that “Anna would only do this if they were both on the cover. Kanye orchestrated the whole deal.”
Kim Kardashian Thrilled To Be On ‘Vogue’
But don’t tell Kim that, because this might be the best day of her life. The reality star wasn’t afraid to let her excitement show when the big news was announced:
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 21, 2014
“Both Kim and Kanye are over the moon with how their Vogue cover looks,” a source also told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “This is exactly the theme they want for their wedding — pure elegance.”
So HollywoodLifers, are you surprised Anna changed her tune? Do you agree with her? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro