Kanye West may be yachting in gorgeous Greece – without Kim Kardashian and baby North – but he’s also busy trying to convince Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour that putting his baby mama and daughter on the cover is a good idea, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
“It’s no secret that Kanye is a huge fan of fashion, Vogue and especially Anna Wintour,” a source close to the musician told RadarOnline.
“But it’s also pretty well-known that Anna is NO fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine. Kanye is determined to make sure baby North isn’t photographed by paparazzi then splashed across the world. He knows what he wants — a professional photographer and the cover of Vogue – nothing else. But clearly, trying to persuade Anna is going to be an uphill battle.”
While West’s response from Wintour has been “non-plused” and “less than enthusiastic,” the Grammy-winning artist isn’t taking no for an answer. He’s compiled the latest magazine statistics that show reality stars on the covers of fashion publications – especially Kim – can make sales go through the roof.
Last year, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star scored a major milestone when she graced the cover of the July-August issue of L’Uomo Vogue, the magazine’s Italian men’s edition.
Kanye, who accompanied Kim on that photo shoot, is hoping that issue’s success will help sway Wintour to give Kim the cover of American Vogue.
Back in May, in a fashion slap heard around the world, Vogue editors famously cropped Kim out of its Best Dressed gallery when she appeared with Kanye on the Met Ball red carpet wearing the now famous and universally panned floral print ensemble.
Meanwhile, Kanye is thinking positive and not only has he already reached out to celebrity photographers Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino to do the photo spread, but he also has Kim working out with top trainers to get into the shape of her life in preparation of the shoot, says the source.
“Kanye is convinced that he’s going to make this happen,” adds the source.