I was completely and utterly disappointed when I saw the April cover of Vogue magazine with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Vogue has always been know as “the fashion bible”. If something or someone was featured in the magazine, you knew it was only because that was relevant in the fashion world.
Kim Kardashian is NOT relevant, NOT talented, NOT stylish. In fact, it should be illegal to put Kim Kardashian and style/fashion in the same sentence. She is only famous for being famous. And became so after 18+ home video. Classy? No. Vogue-worthy? I do not think so.
Anna Wintour never liked her. Everyone knew Kim Kardashian’s only chance to be on Vogue’s cover was if Wintour decided to retire. Anna always bragged about how high standards Vogue has got, so I was surprised she even decided to put Kim on the cover. If that’s not hypocritical, I don’t know what is.
However, it’s a pretty much known fact how Wintour downgraded Vogue lately. She makes it look like random celebrity mag you see on newsstands every single day. Its original aspect and views have been traded for celebrities that don’t exactly do anything.
Vogue’s loyal fanbase, subscribed readers, and those who respect their work loved the fact THE FASHION BIBLE was the only magazine where they couldn’t find Kim Kardashian. It was because they were aware of the fact she doesn’t belong there.
So why lower your standards? Because the editor is good friends with Kanye? Why would you go against your own policy and practically betray everyone who respected you for standing tall and not being afraid to refuse featuring someone just because they’re famous and nothing else?
Vogue was supposed to be magazine where you can read about fashion icons, designers, styles etc.
As far as I know, Kim Kardashian is not a fashion icon (she can’t dress to save her life), not a designer (even though she pretends she is), and most certainly has nothing to do with style.
The most respected fashion magazine on this planet, chooses to feature on their cover a woman who represents everything negative and someone who doesn’t fit in any of those standards Vogue used to have.
All in all, with this cover Vogue lost all their credibility.