Let’s just say there has been a lot of harsh criticism for the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue cover that was recently revealed. If you weren’t on Twitter last night, you missed the big fat slams and the whole backlash over the selection of these two for the cover of Vogue.
But Editor Anna Wintour knew it was going to happen so her editor’s letter explained WHY she chose these two fame lovers to photograph AND put on the cover.
She wrote, “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?)”
She went on to say, “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 fiancee 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.”
She can say what she wants about these two, but you know what? Vogue, in my opinion, has been all about classiness and high fashion and Anna Wintour has stooped down to a new low. Kanye HAD TO HAVE paid a pretty penny for this shoot.
And Annie Liebovitz, WHY?!!!, just WHY!!!!???