On Friday the Internet exploded when it was revealed that Kim Kardashian had finally snagged an exclusive cover of American Vogue for April. And she wasn’t alone on the cover but with her better (worse?) half Kanye West.
I’ll start with my non-important opinions.
Re-Kimye: I’m not a fan of Kim Kardashian and all the hoopla around Kimye is a bit beyond my understanding and I just don’t see how two people famous for being self-obssesed have managed to stay in the media limelight this long. I used to be a fan of Kanye’s music earlier but his latest “Bound” just turned me off.
Re-Vogue: It was rumoured that Anna Wintour would never grant Kim Kardashian a cover, yet the unthinkable has happened. When I think of Vogue, I think high-fashon runway models such as Gisele or Cindy Crawford or superstars such as Beyoncé or Jennifer Lawrence but Kim and Kanye – really? In the digital age, circulation numbers are probably falling but this pulls Vogue down to the levels of US Weekly and tabloid magazines.
Re-The Cover: I think Kim is a beautiful, albeit too artificial, woman. But this Annie Lebovitz cover is an absolute letdown. I understand the whole bridal vibe foreshadowing their upcoming wedding but Kim looks average at best. The flat hair, over-smoked eyes and dead expression make her look like a corpse bride. Even their embrace seems so artificial with them having no idea what do with their hands – it all seems like a ploy to ensure the giant diamond ring shows!
And now a separate note to Ms. Wintour:
Dear Anna, I’m very disappointed. Now the only way you can somewhat redeem yourself is if you get a true fashion influencer on the cover. May I suggest the Duchess herself, Kate Middleton?
So tell me, what did you think of the Kim Kardashian-Kanye West cover?
P.S. In case you’re interested, here’s the full list of those who’ve graced the cover of Vogue.
Photo Courtesy: Vogue