Since getting together with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian has been nibbling at the edges of the fashion establishment like a school of tiny fish trying to eat a whale. For the past couple years Kanye has been waging a loud, public campaign to get Kim embraced by the ever-snooty fashion world, and that campaign has been surprisingly successful. He managed to get her invited to the 2013 Met Gala, even after insiders claimed that would only happen over Anna Wintour‘s cold, dead body. He even managed to get her the stamp of approval of former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, who called her “a modern day Marilyn Monroe” and put her on the cover of her chichi new fashion magazine, CR Fashion Book. Kardashian has made a lot of progress in just two years, but she still hasn’t achieved the main goal: the cover of American Vogue. But that might be changing right now.
Well, props to Kim Kardashian for successfully wearing Anna Wintour down. We can’t imagine how she did it, but we can only imagine Kanye West held adorable baby North West up in front of Wintour and said, “We will let you hold this perfect baby only if you put Kim on the cover of Vogue.”
That sounds like the most plausible explanation to us. Just look at this picture of the Vogue editor gazing adoringly at Harper Beckham and tell us Anna Wintour does not have a secret weakness for snuggling adorable babies.
Not long before the photoshoot allegedly took place, Kim Kardashian instagrammed a picture of herself with her blonde hair dyed back to a deep chocolatey brown. Perhaps that was also a demand of Wintour’s.
If Kardashian did shoot last night, it must have been a long day, because later she posted a sleepytime photo that looks surprisingly like Beyoncé’s gorgeous no-makeup bedtime selfie, except of course that Kardashian is wearing a full face of slap for hers.
“So sleepy,” she tweeted, reclining onto her own luxurious sheets, with a perfect blow-out and 18 pounds of eyeshadow. When you’re a multi-millionaire who just finished being photographed for Vogue, it’s not like you need to wash your own pillowcases in the morning.