Anna Wintour has denied she came around to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pleading, after the engaged couple have appeared on the cover of American Vogue.
The 64-year-old editor-in-chief said in an open letter - in retaliation to gossip they spent a long time persuading her for coverage – the reality star and musician had a quality that many stars can’t champion, no matter how famous.
Anna Wintour denied Kanye West begged for a Vogue cover
With Kanye’s big contacts in the style world, his friend Anna made it clear his business deal with her was nothing to do with selling more covers due the fact that they have a huge following in the gossip media.
"You may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée 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,” she shared. Kim, 33, donned a Lanvin wedding gown designed just for her as well as other ensembles in a behind-the-scenes video from the magazine’s website.
“There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason,” she went on.
“Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.”
Kanye West and Anna Wintour
Anna added that Kim and Kanye have created a certain buzz in the media and asked readers to see things from her side.
"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," she continued, later joking about their shared initial, often used in their branding.
"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?)" Anna has been editing the publication since 1988 and has remained strict about the people she features in the magazine.