Say what you want about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s cover of Vogue, but the April 2014 issue is reportedly already one of the magazine’s best-selling issues.
According to reports, the controversial cover is on track to sell 300,000 to 400,000 copies, putting it neck-to-neck with top-selling cover stars Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and First Lady Michelle Obama. The New York Post’s Page Six reports the “Flawless” singer’s March 2013 cover sold 355,397 copies, and the following month Mrs. Obama pulled in just under 300,000, including digital replicas.
Following backlash from readers and celebs like Naomi Campbell and Sarah Michelle Gellar, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour defended her decision to put the reality star and rapper on the front page in her editor’s note. “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. “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 fiancée on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort,” she added. “The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”
According to editor-at-large Hamish Bowles, the fashion bible’s bestseller was the 100th anniversary edition in 1992, featuring Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Karen Mulder, Elaine Irwin, Niki Taylor, Yasmeen Ghauri, Claudia Schiffer and Tatjana Patitz.
An exact sale number for the Kimye issue issue has yet to be released. A Vogue rep said, “[We] never comment on sales figures” so only time shall tell. It looks like the haters can continue hate and critics can continue to criticize because numbers don’t lie! #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple, indeed.
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1. Khloe Kardashian
If you haven't figured it out by now, Khloe is totally our favorite Kardashian sister! The reality star broke the Internet when she posted this sexy pic in a bathing suit on her IG earlier this week and we haven't stopped lusting over her kurves (see what we did there). After going on a joyride through her page, we realized how much hotter Khloe is than Kim (sometimes) and uploaded our fave pics in this gallery...
2. Khloe & Kim
Remeber that time the girls all wore the same color? Well, Khloe totally bodied the competition when she stepped out their truck in this jumpsuit. Kim should have stayed in the car.
3. Khloe, Kourtney & Kim
Need we say more?
4. khloe kim kardashian
When it comes to "giving face," Khloe has her sisters (and mother) beat *pun intended*
5. Khloe Kardashian
This candid photo shows just how gorgeous Khloe's face is and unlike her sister Kim, we haven't seen her get any botox...
We loved Kim's blonde tresses, but we have to admit Khloe totally has better hair.
7. Khloe, Kim Kardashian
Khloe looks stunning in this Jessica Rabbit-inspired look. She definitely upstaged Kim (and we're not saying that because Kimmy was preggers).
Khloe's edgy appearance makes this peach ensemble pop.
9. Khloe Kardashian
That lip. Her Smolder. That swoop. Yasss!
10. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe's long legs are uber sexy. While Kim K stands at 5'3', Khloe has a long svelt body.
11. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe
Khloe is serving business sexy and completely stands out in this promo pic for their Kardashian line even though Kim totally tried to steal the spotlight.
Khloe stole this outfit out her sister Kim's closet and rocked it better!
13. Khloe, Kourtney, Kim
Khloe's sleek and dark look easily overshadows her sister's in this promo image for their clothing line collaboration with Lipsy.
This monochromatic ensemble hugs Khloe's curves and her face is beat to the Gawds!
15. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney
Khloe is so fly she doesn't even have to look at the camera.
16. Khloe, Kourtney, Kim
Khloe ditched the smolder face for a smile and outshined her sisters in this velvet gown. We live.
17. Khloe, Kim, Kris Jenner
Khloe had the right idea in this pic.
18. Khloe & Kim
Khloe looks marv in red lipstick. She makes walking through a huddle of photogs look easy.
19. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe is the selfie queen and shows off her naturally plump lips in this one.
This jumpsuit, tuxedo combination is everything we dream of! Take that Kim K.