Friday 13 December 2019

Anna Wintour blasts Kimye as 'not deeply tasteful', while Kim reveals second baby plans

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kimye just got the biggest backhanded compliment from the most influential woman in fashion.

The US Vogue Editor-in-Chief was once again grilled about her decision to feature Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the April 2014 cover, which she has defended (again).

"The first celebrity that I put on the cover of Vogue was Madonna, and that was considered completely controversial at that time, too," she reflected at the event, according to

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"Now she's part of the establishment. 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."

However, Wintour had nothing but high praise for Kendall Jenner, who got her biggest career boost to date when she was unveiled as the new face of Estee Lauder last week.

Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour
Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour
Kim Kardashian arrives to promote her new fragrance "Fleur Fatale"
Kim Kardashian arrives to promote her new fragrance "Fleur Fatale"
Kim Kardashian arrives to promote her new fragrance "Fleur Fatale" at a Spice Market event
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's 'Vogue' cover
Kim Kardashian in Balmain
Recording artist Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA in Los Angeles, California
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West leave the 'Art District' apartments on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

"What a fantastic decision that was! They have a wonderful brand that's very traditional American, and they decided they want to shake it up and reach a different audience," she said.

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"Now and again one has to do things like that. I think it's partly of the excitement of being a journalist. I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along this year!"

Meanwhile, Kim has revealed she's "trying" for a second child with her husband of six months, to give their daughter North (one) a little sibling to play with.

“I would love to, I would love to. I am trying,” she admitted when Richard Wilkins of Australia’s Today Show asked if she wanted more babies.

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The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star then gushed about how adorable her firstborn is. Apparently, North is developing some early song and dance skills.

“She goes to music class several times a week,” said Kim. “Every time a song comes on she's up dancing and she tries to sing. If you’re singing a song she'll try singing it along with you and it is so cute to watch.”


She also took the opportunity to comment on her motivation behind her recent nude photo shoot for Paper magazine. Since the raunchy images came out last week, there has been intense public commentary about it. But to Kim, it was about restoring her body confidence.

“I had a really bad pregnancy and I gained a lot of weight and I did not feel good about myself. I felt probably the lowest I have ever felt in my life,” she confessed in the same interview.

After seeing images of herself eight months pregnant, she vowed to slim down after she gave birth. She planned a naked shoot in advance to motivate herself to drop the pounds, and she says it did wonders for her.

“It's empowered me. I actually think I have a better body now than I did before,” Kim smiled. “I'm curvier, I feel sexier and it's all about my feeling. I felt proud to show my post-baby body off.”

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