Kanye West's seemingly relentless campaign to land Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue has hit paydirt at last. The betrothed couple is featured on the fashion bible's April issue in a wedding-themed pose, with the bride-to-be decked out in a dove-gray strapless Lanvin gown, her doorknob-sized engagement ring prominently displayed, while her suit-sporting groom snuggles her from behind.
Oh, and we are now apparently supposed to refer to Kimye as the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.
"This is such a dream come true!!!" tweeted an excited Kardashian, 33. "Thank you @VogueMagazine for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can’t even breath! 🙌🙏"
Yeezy offered a simple, "#TRILL Thank you @voguemagazine."
The cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, marks the end of Kanye's purported years-long push to convince Vogue overlord Anna Wintour that Kim, whom he has given a not-so-subtle (or successful) high-fashion makeover, is an appropriate cover subject for the magazine.
"There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue," the part-time designer declared last year to Ryan Seacrest. "She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday. Of course, we're the most interesting, and collectively we're the most influential, especially in clothing.”
West made in-roads toward his goal by nabbing Kim an invitation to the Wintour-chaired Met Ball gala in May 2013, although her floral maternity couture, designed by Kanye's good friend Riccardo Tisci, was roundly mocked.
Wintour, however, denies West exerted any editorial influence. Click on to read what she said ...