Kanye West & Kim Kardashian (wearing Alexander McQueen) in Vogue April 2014 Issue / Image: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue
Despite all the controversy surrounding the recent Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue cover, it almost didn’t happen. As WWD notes, the reality television star was set to star on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar US and Vanity Fair before the Anna Wintour helmed magazine. “According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Kardashian had been in serious talks since the fall with Bazaar, which had slated the reality star for its February cover,” writes Alxandra Steigraid. The pitch for the Bazaar cover was reportedly to be photographed by Terry Richardson and include close-up beauty shots since Kim was pregnant at the time.
Lena Dunham Lands Vogue Cover – The fashion world has been speculating about the possibility of Lena Dunham landing a Vogue cover for a few months. And now the American magazine has put all the rumors to rest by revealing its February cover starring the “Girls” actress. On the cover, Lena poses for Annie Leibovitz in a close-up shot where she wears a red polka dot shirt from Burberry Prorsum’s spring 2014 collection. For the main editorial, which we have a preview of below, she poses alongside her co-star Adam Driver in a set of moody portraits. Lena can be seen modeling looks from the likes of Prada, Celine and Dolce & Gabbana in the spread.
See more images and read the article on Vogue.com
21 and Counting – Following up the news of a Ukrainian Vogue, Condé Nast International announced it is planning to launch Vogue Thailand by 2013. Former Elle Thailand editor-in-chief Kullawit Laosuksri has been named the magazine’s head editor, making him the only male editor-in-chief of all 21 editions. (The Cut)
Photo: Natasha Poly on the cover of Vogue Paris September 2007 by Patrick Demarchelier