Well, it’s finally happened. Kim Kardashian is on the cover of Vogue! Stop. Take a breath. Run around the block screaming obscenities and say your prayers to Saint Yoncé. Feeling better?
Kim and fiance Kanye West are all wedding-ready on the cover of the magazine’s upcoming April issue. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Kim puts her engagement ring on full display and shows off her famous curves in a strapless ivory gown. Kanye tries to look cute by nuzzling her neck, but those eyes are locked on the many judgmental newsstand viewers who scoffed at the chance of a dream like this ever coming true. Her inner monologue? “Hi, haters.”The most interesting part of this whole big reveal is that Kanye basically willed this into being. He’s been seen out with Vogue boss Anna Wintour before, and praised her as one of the world’s great minds (right next to Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci). But Yeezus specifically made his case for why Kim should land the cover of the fashion bible during an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest in October:
There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. 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.
“Intriguing” and “influential” aren’t the words that Anna Wintour and her trusted steed of fashionistas have employed to describe the power couple on the cover. But there is “selfie-made” and a ridiculously long hashtag! Along with the beautiful images we get a behind-the-scenes look at Kim and Kanye’s little family, including lots of baby North.
She deserves a cover all her own. We can’t help but feel a little warm and fuzzy that this sex tape-turned-reality television superstar is finally feeling validated by fashion’s elite. Her dream really came true! And now Kris Jenner can rest easy tonight knowing she birthed a Vogue cover girl. But we have to ask: what if this is a premature April Fool’s joke? Stranger (and meaner) things have happened!
To quell your thirst for all things Kim and Kanye, check out some of Kim’s sexiest looks from those other magazines she’s been kind enough to model for.
[Photo Credit: Vogue]