The cover of Vogue is supposed to be sacrosanct. In December 2006 The New York Tomes called it “the world's most influential fashion magazine.” Since 1988, Anna Wintour has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine. In her very first issue in charge she put a woman on the cover wearing nothing but a pair of jeans and a Christian Lacroix jacket. It was the first time jeans had been on the cover and it shocked the world. With competition from around the world and circulation stagnant, Anna Wintour made the decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue. Apparently Kim was the porn star Anna wanted the most on the cover. The only reason they were put on the cover is because Anna wants people to buy Vogue like they buy In Touch or US Weekly. I can't think of any other reason. She is not trying to convince us that the couple is more fashionable than any other couple are they? Is it because Kanye's “friend” works for Givenchy and called in some favors? Is it because Anna decided that Kim wore that Met dress better than Mrs. Doubtfire?
Over the years Victoria Beckham has made it known that she would love to be put on the cover of Vogue. She models. Many consider her attractive and she actually has made a line of dresses and handbags and glasses that she designed herself that people and celebrities all over the world have worn. Anna Wintour doesn't like Victoria though. She likes David, but not Victoria. Apparently David has been offered the cover almost a dozen times and he always turns Anna down and will continue to do so until Victoria gets the cover. I'm no fan of Victoria but at least if she was on the cover she would belong. When you think of Vogue, you think of a magazine with a million pages of ads surrounding a few pages of text. That cover though is supposed to represent fashion. It is supposed to be the world's most influential fashion magazine. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian don't belong on the cover and never will belong on the cover and I hope that this issue not only doesn't sell, but that Anna Wintour is removed from her position.
This latest cover represents a downward slide or chase to the bottom of covers. Katy Perry has been on the cover. Lena Dunham was on the cover. I think what Lena Dunham has done over at Girls has been eye opening in the way that women on the screen are represented and looked at or thought of so you could make an argument for her on the cover. I think it is a losing argument, but you could make the argument. I'm not sure why Katy Perry would be on the cover except to sell magazines.