Grace Coddington: KimYe's Vogue Cover Was My Idea

Meghan Blalock
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Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

It might seem like eons ago, but in fact it's only been about a year and a half since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West achieved a major fashion coup d'etat: appearing on the cover of Vogue. 

After that cover landed, rumors swirled that the magazine's creative director Grace Coddington (and, to a certain extent, her boss Anna Wintour) was quite opposed to the whole shoot from its inception. But in a rare interview with Vogue, Coddington recently revealed quite the opposite to be true. 

"Everybody thought that I was forced into doing [the cover] because they thought it was not very me, but actually, I’m the one who suggested it," Coddington says. "Everybody was beating around the bush, and I said, 'Let’s just do it. Let’s embrace it.' That’s who everybody wants to know about, so let’s try to do it better than most people. That’s why I thought, let's have someone like Annie Leibovitz shoot it. It will give it a stature and a weight so that it won’t appear like another tabloid piece."

We have to admit: We're fairly surprised that someone as relatively anti-celebrity as Coddington would embrace putting the world's biggest celebrities on the cover. And while there were surely forces at hand beyond Coddington's control, we give her props for going with the all-too-powerful flow.

What do you think of Grace Coddington's revelation about KimYe's Vogue cover? Tell us in the comments below!

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