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Anna Wintour lost the plot

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SundaySimmons Fri 21-Mar-14 19:08:57

On putting Kim kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue.

"'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.
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. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.

'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, and it takes real guts to do that."


I bought every copy of Vogue from 1980 until 1995 and then two or three a year and now the occasional copy, maybe one a year. I always buy one for my friend at Christmas. I loved it, absolutely loved it back in the 1980s/90s.

Hilarious that it has now come to Kim kardashian being on the cover, quite possibly the worst dressed woman ever, who came to fame through a sex tape and her father's name.

Now I know I will never buy it again as it's sunk so low!

The cover photo taken by Annie Leibovitz is awful, Kim's hands look huge and mannish.

BloodFlower Fri 21-Mar-14 20:05:49

I'm not impressed, but I'm not surprised either.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 21-Mar-14 20:10:55

Honestly Dexter if you kept up with current events you'd know she had a scan on her show and proved it was real [rolls eyes] wink

dexter73 Fri 21-Mar-14 20:12:53

I have never watched the Kardashian show as I am not that shallow Mrs CB only the Real Housewives for me wink

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 21-Mar-14 20:14:18

I should have known Dexter. I ahem have been known to occasionally watch that too.

dexter73 Fri 21-Mar-14 20:15:58

Best programme on tv!

Methe Fri 21-Mar-14 20:16:49

I think she looks like she needs a good wash.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 21-Mar-14 20:18:16

New Jersey has become my recent guilty addiction. I have to watch on laptop in the kitchen so children/DH don't realise what I'm doing.

santamarianovella Fri 21-Mar-14 20:18:52

I love RHOBH,I want to be like yolanda foster,when I grow up.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 21-Mar-14 20:19:33

No Santa - yolanda has gone bad and backstabby crazy. You don't want to be her.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 21-Mar-14 20:20:15

I do read books and stuff though as well and listen to r4 honestly. blush

redrubyindigo Fri 21-Mar-14 20:20:52

I have no idea who they are? Honestly. What do they do? I have seen the name.

TheAwfulDaughter Fri 21-Mar-14 20:22:32

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dexter73 Fri 21-Mar-14 20:24:02

KK appears in the Daily Mail regularly looking vacant and wearing a crop top and pencil skirt. Kanye makes awful music and says really stupid things.

bigkidsdidit Fri 21-Mar-14 20:25:19

How can you not know? I've never seen the programme, I don't have sky. I read the guardian and listen exclusively to radio 4. I still know all about her. It's just common currency isn't it?

SomewhereBeyondTheSea Fri 21-Mar-14 20:26:23

Thumbs down. This is not what I have always bought Vogue for. Vogue is supposed to rise above this kind of populist crap. Depressing but unsurprising.

And, more importantly, if Vogue was going to do this I'd expect them to come up with some absolutely awesome photography, really great and eye-catching images. This cover? Absolute meh.

santamarianovella Fri 21-Mar-14 20:28:16

Can i just have her house and closet? ,just bags and jewellery,I don't think I can fit my tiny 5'5 frame in to her clothes,

TheGirlFromIpanema Fri 21-Mar-14 20:30:09

Fair play to them I say! I think Kanye is a real hottie and KK seems like the sort of girl who'd make a decent mate smile

She doesn't listen to the haterzzzzzz anyways grin

coffeeinbed Fri 21-Mar-14 20:38:17

American Vogue has the most hilarious photoshop fuck ups.
I agree with OP though.

Sorry, I just don't see the appeal of those two.

seasalt Fri 21-Mar-14 23:05:03

Looks more like the cover of OK magazine. I don't like the clothes Kim wears, look really uncomfortable on her.

scarletforya Fri 21-Mar-14 23:13:37

Anna Wintour never had the plot in the first place. Have your seen her hair!?

noblegiraffe Fri 21-Mar-14 23:17:51

What's her career? What does she actually do? I've seen pictures of her arse and heard she did a sex tape. Apart from that, what has she got to talk about in an interview?

RhondaJean Fri 21-Mar-14 23:20:14

It's very lowest common denominator isn't it.

JohnCusacksWife Sat 22-Mar-14 00:31:25

Have never in my whole life read Vogue and never seen KK's I weird?!

Plus think anyone sporting Anna Wintour's hairstyle clearly never had the plot in the first place. Am i about to be excommunicated from S&B.....?

squoosh Sat 22-Mar-14 00:38:10

Hate it.

Kim Kardashian is monumentally dull. Amazing that such a 'top' celebrity an be so utterly banal and one dimensional. I don't mind a bit slebdom but at least be interesting. She is beautiful but her cosmetically altered bum and face are verging into the weird territory.

Kanye is an utter wanker. Just looking at him brings me out in hives. He's been after the Vogue cover so desperately I suspect it means more to him than the baby!

Badly done Anna, badly done.

squoosh Sat 22-Mar-14 00:42:29


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