During a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday, Vogue editor-in-chief sat down with Aline Cho for a new even called, “The Atelier with Alina Cho”. Via Fashionista, Wintour opened about one of the most controversial magazine covers in recent memory—the Kimye Vogue cover, of course! She says about the images featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, “I see the role of Vogue to reflect what’s going on in the culture. The first celebrity that I put on the cover of Vogue was Madonna, and that was considered completely controversial at the time, too. It’s such a long time ago probably no one remembers, but she was a very controversial figure.”
She continues, “I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It’s very important that people do talk about us.” Do you agree with Anna? Does Vogue need to have “deeply tasteful” cover stars, or should it court controversy every now and then?
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