Kanye went on a very public campaign to get his fiancée on the cover of Vogue this past year. Along with numerous concert rants, the rapper told radio host Ryan Seacrest that “there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now… and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing.”
Well, unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know that Yeezy’s dream finally came true. He landed the April cover of the high-end fashion magazine with his soon-to-be wife by his side. But, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour revealed that the rapper’s endless campaigning had nothing to do with the surprising editorial decision.
“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,” Wintour wrote in her editor’s letter. “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?)”
“As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort,” she explained. “The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”
Wintour went on to defend the cover, and explain the powerful influence the rapper and reality star have made in the fashion world. “There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason: 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,” she concluded, “and it takes real guts to do that.”
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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's 'Kutest' Moments
1. A Look Into The Kutest Moments Between Kim & Kanye
We love the love that Kim and Kanye share. Even though their relationship has been tainted by the media's attention, they remain a solid display of true love. Kanye recently put a ring on it, so we decided to celebrate the happy couple by checking out some of these most adorable moments together. Check out Kim & Kanye's most loving and 'kutest' moments.
2. One Big Happy Family
How cute are Kim, Kanye and Baby North? I mean, swoon!
3. Now VOGUE
Kanye is really making his love, Kim Kardashian's dreams come true! She graced the cover of VOGUE, embraced by Yeezy and we're like...aww!
4. Wedding Bells Ringing
How beautiful does Kim look in this wedding dress?!
These two are so in love, it's actually heartwarming!
6. Hugs All Around
Kanye smolders as Kim snuggles into his coat.
7. Stealing A Kiss
The behind the scenes video of Kimye's VOGUE shoot is the cutest thing ever.
8. Car Service
Kim leans back into the car as Kanye looks on.
9. Lean In
These two lovers can't keep their hands off of one another! #Bound
10. Hold On To Love
Kim is pulling her man into her for a passionate kiss.
11. All Of The Lights
Turn up the lights in here baby!
12. Private Jets
Kim and Kanye are almost ready to jet off, that is, once Kim gets in her own seat.
13. A Couple Who Smizes Together...
14. A Smile From Kanye
Kimye look so "Drunk in Love" right now. #WeBeAllNight
15. Smelling Her Shoulders
That's how you know it's real!
16. A Look Between Lovers
Kim and Kanye are so happy, we can't help but be happy for them!
17. Kim's Fairy Tale Coming True
Love her or hate her, Kim is truly living her dream with Kanye.
18. Q Kuick Squeeze From Kim K
Keeps the paparazzi away? Well, not really, but we love it when they flirt!
19. What A Lovely Couple!
Honestly, KimYe are such a sexy couple!
20. This Is What True Love Looks Like
Peep Kanye's eyes after he kisses Kim.
21. A Kouple That Dresses Together, Stays Together
Kanye may or may not be wearing Kim's jeans. Either way, we're here for it.
22. Genuine Smiles
Are always a good sign. Look at these two!
23. Kim Checks Her Man's Tux
Kanye doesn't need fashion help from Kim, but he doesn't mind her improving his already dapper look.
24. That Look You Give When You Know Your B*tch Is Bad!
Yeah, that look.
25. Kanye Loves When Kim's All Dolled Up
"You look amazing," Kanye whispers into his love's ear.
26. The Look Of Love Is In His Eyes
And Kim knows it. Look at that confidence!
27. Kould Get Get Any Kuter?!
We love their casual date looks!
28. KimYe In The Bedroom
Even that's "kute!"
29. Take A Selfie So We Know It's Real
Real couples take selfies, right #KimYe?
30. Yeezy The Protector!
Kim is safe from all paps when she's with her man!
31. Kimmy Squeezes Her Man
And he instantly lights up!
32. We Love A Man That Leads His Woman
Kanye & Kim are adorable together and she totally lets him lead her.
33. What Is This...Velvet?
34. Kissing Kim In Disguise
We'd like to imagine that these two keep things hot by role playing. Kim's playing...her mom?
35. Put Your Arms Around Me Baby
Aren't these two just the kutest?!
36. Kim Reps Her Man With Pride
We love this earrings. So much classier than a tattoo!
37. Kanye & Kim Having A Black & White Moment
Kanye introduced Kim to high fashion....
38. It Ain't Love Until You...
...wear something ridiculous for the love of your man.
39. Kanye's Secret To A Happy Marriage...
Lie to your lady, making sure her self-esteem is at its height, no matter the obvious.
40. KimYe's Kiss
Look at the love all up in Kim's face! We swoon!
41. Even When Yeezy Is Talking About Things We Don't Know...
...we still love the way he looks at her.
42. Ride Or Die
Kim & Kanye are clearly ride or die for one another. Let's hope their marriage lasts!
43. Kanye's Nod Of Approval For Kim
Kanye already knows secret to a successful marriage...YES DEAR!
44. KimYe's Red Hot Kiss
Nothing's better than love laced in lust!
45. Happiness...They Could Model It!
Don't you love how happy these two look together?
46. Kim Gets A Hug From A Gentle Thug
And the result is this sexy snapshot!
47. Kim & Yeezy
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Givenchy Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week, dressed in all black like the omen.
48. The Better To Hear You, My Dear...
Kanye leans in to hear his lady love more clearly.
49. A Real Man Helps...
his woman fix her fashion flaws without complaint.
50. Kanye Loves Kim's Killer Kurves!
And why wouldn't he?! Look at her!
51. A Rose For A Rose
Kanye shows Kim K what romance looks like in Rome.