Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have snagged the April cover of Vogue
much to the chagrin of everyone in the fashion world. Kimye, aka the
“#WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple” on the cover of the fashion bible is not digesting
well with die-hard Vogue fans. Threats of cancelled subscriptions, refusal to buy
the magazine and a general disapproval has made Vogue the most talked about
magazine in the world. Which is exactly what Anna Wintour, the magazine’s editor-
in-chief and reigning queen of fashion, wanted. You just got played.
Vogue’s past cover girls have been actresses with a pedigree and an Oscar
nomination, consistent and boring. Anna Wintour shocked the world by putting
Kimye on the cover. If Jennifer Lawrence was on the cover, again, do you really think
every single major news outlet would be talking about it? No, not at all.
This cover does not secure Kim’s place in the fashion world. While she might be a
trendsetter, trends tend to die out while style is forever. Kim is also a bit of a phony.
While reading the Kimye cover story is highly entertaining, Kim describes her
husband to be as “the most romantic person I’ve ever even heard of.” It’s sad that
two such huge cultural influences happen to also be stupid.
Tragically, putting these two on the cover was the best business move for the
fashion bible. Vogue hasn’t been talked about this much since The Devil Wears Prada
came out in 2006. The magazine has been in a bit of a funk. Going through many of
the same growing pains as other print publications in this digital age, Vogue hasn’t
been aging well. If anything it’s having a bit of an identity crisis, Kimye on the cover
just highlights the magazine’s possible internal issues. Either way it’s Kim and
Anna’s world, we just live in it.