She may have fought it for as long as she could, but putting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue is turning out to be Anna Wintour‘s best decision ever! The April issue featuring Kim and Kanye on the cover is on track to be the bestselling issue in the magazine’s history.
A Vogue insider reveals it is projected to sell almost 500,000 copies. Previous estimates were in the 300,000-400,000 range. Kim’s first-time Vogue cover is also expected to outsell Beyonce’s top-selling cover (355,000) as well as Michelle Obama’s cover (293,000).
The decision to have Kim on the cover of fashion’s most prestigious magazine was heavily criticized. A reality star famous because of a “leaked” sex tape has no business joining the company of award winning and respected actors, singers, models, political figures, and fashion icons.
While I am probably the last person to be on team Kim, I can honestly say, I admire her fashion choices. A Vogue cover was inevitable, not only because of Kanye and the current Kardashian craze, but also because she has left a considerable mark on the fashion scene.
Grace Coddington, Vogue’s creative director, also stands by the cover. “There was a wedding story to be done, and Anna probably had them in mind, because she had been seeing a lot of Kanye, so she said, ‘Maybe we should shoot it on lookalikes.’ And I thought, ‘Why not just do it on the real thing? This is Vogue.’ And I do think Kim Kardashian represents this moment in our culture. I’m fascinated by her, in the same way I’m fascinated by the people I see on the street or the subway,” Grace said.
Anna herself has even spoken out about Kimye and the backlash that followed their cover. “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.”
Are you surprised that Kim Kardashian will be responsible for Vogue‘s bestselling issue? Should Anna have her on the cover again… without Kanye or her sisters? Tell us what you think and leave a comment.