Kim Kardashian, hooted for tackiness as much as she’s been lauded for natural beauty, accomplished what many said would never happen; she’s landed the cover of fashion bible Vogue magazine. But she had to reveal her wedding dress to get it.
It’s a fairy tale dream come true for the reality television show personality, who launched her career with a sleazy sex tape.
But the cover, which is stunning, begs a question: Has Kim elevated her status, or has Vogue, feeling competitive pressure, lowered its standards?
One thing is certain, Kim was unrestrained in her glee.
“This is such a dream come true!!! Thank you @VogueMagazine for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can’t even breath!” she tweeted when it was posted on Vogue’s Web site.
It’s definitely every Hollywood starlet’s dream. But only a select few pass muster with steely Editor-in Chief Anna Wintour.
Reports early on claimed she would never let Kardashian grace her magazine. But they ultimately proved to be untrue.
How much Kim’s finance, rapper Kanye West, had to do with it is unknown. But he’s on the cover, too.
West and Wintour have been described as friends and Wintour may have relented to his lobbying. She may have also made the cover a wedding present.
Kim and Kanye appear on the cover of the April issue (April Fools?), and Kim wears a white strapless wedding gown, although her marriage to Kanye will be her third. He stands behind her in a loving embrace.
Vogue’s celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz also shot the couple with their child, North West.
“Kim & Kanye: Their fashionable Life and Surreal Times” the cover headline reads. The mag’s got that right. Surreal indeed.
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