After a lot of bitching and moaning from Kris Jenner and Kanye West about Kim Kardashian being featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, the fashion mag seems to have finally caved. Kim and Kanye are on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Vogue. The spread also includes their uber cute daughter North West.
Kim is ecstatic to finally be featured on the cover but Vogue loyals…not so much. Folks have been expressing their dismay about the cover saying that featuring Kim and Kanye goes against the “class and high style” that Vogue represents. Ann Wintour released a statement addressing the backlash including rumors that Kanye begged for the cover.
“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 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.”
I’m not sure if the controversy will help or hurt the popular fashion mag in the long run but this issue is flying off the stands. Check out some behind the scene footage from the shoot below.