Well, Anna Wintour caved.
Kanye West can kall off the krusade. Yeezus landed the cover of Vogue’s May issue—alongside his fiancé Kim Kardashian. He’s sporting a navy tux and she, a Vivienne Westwood-esque wedding dress reminiscent of the one Carrie Bradshaw wore in her Vogue spread in the Sex and the City movie.
Here’s the thing. This is a momentous occasion in fashion for several reasons. The most obvious being that West has not been shy about voicing his opinions about fashion and Kardashian’s “reach” in this industry. “There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue,” West said. “She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday. And collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
Right, Kanye. Because she is someone’s wife, namely the President of the United States. There are standards in that household. Quite frankly, there are supposed to be standards at Vogue. Rumors swirled that Wintour would never allow a reality star on the cover of her high fashion bible. Yet, there she is, in all of her smoky eye glory prom posing with her beau on the April shape issue. Vogue captioned the photo with a hashtag on the cover: #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. So, does that mean West was… right?
Also, it should be noted that the glossy reference social media twice on the cover writing “Selfie-Made Kate Upton and the rise of the social-media supermodel.”
Well, played Anna. Well played. This is sure to get people talking—and buying when the issue hits newsstands.