You can bet that the fashion industry had more than a few thoughts to share upon the release of Kim and Kanye's highly suspected Vogue cover earlier this afternoon. And while Anna Wintour wasted no time in defending her choice: "You may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover," she reportedly states in her editor's letter. "He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true." The reaction we saw on Twitter — whether it was fans of the image expressing support and excitement or individuals voicing concern for the future of the magazine — remained to be action packed, so much so that we had a feeling Twitter would break again.
First, here's what the cover stars had to say about Vogue's April issue:
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 21, 2014
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 21, 2014
And next, here's what editors and designers alike are saying:
Outrage over a magazine cover, seriously ? It's only fashion. #voguemagazine
— steven kolb (@stevenkolb) March 21, 2014
I don't think Anna "caved" and don't find it offensive. It's the bravest thing American Vogue has done in years.
— Patrik Sandberg (@PatrikSandberg) March 21, 2014
— Brad Goreski (@mrbradgoreski) March 21, 2014
3. To say that Vogue is somehow too good to put these two on their cover is perpetuating a kind of cultural snobbishness that is soo passé.
— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) March 21, 2014
"We can be friends now, right?" -a text from Kim Kardashian to Beyoncé
— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) March 21, 2014
— The Cut (@TheCut) March 21, 2014
I really like this Kanye/Kim cover. Subtle. Well-composed. pic.twitter.com/fjwlNuizTH
— Lauren Bans (@LaurenBans) March 21, 2014
that's also gotta b the first hashtag ever on a Vogue cover, right?
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) March 21, 2014
Ryan Lochte had a cover too. Remember that.
— John Jannuzzi (@johnjannuzzi) March 21, 2014
Everyone knows what happens when Vogue photographs you in wedding dresses before the actual wedding. We've all endured the SATC movie.
— Sierra Tishgart (@SierraTishgart) March 21, 2014
I'm gonna pretend I didn't see the cover of April 2014 issue of US Vogue.
— bryanboy (@bryanboy) March 21, 2014
anna wintour to the world right now: http://t.co/tcuX7usQXU
— alex rees (@maybealexislost) March 21, 2014
Anna Wintour YOU ARE OVER! L
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) March 21, 2014
Photo courtesy of Vogue