New reports claim Kanye West thinks Vogue could benefit from putting baby North in its prestigious fashion pages.
Much like Suri Cruise’s famous Vanity Fair cover, the music icon wants his two-month old daughter to meet world on his terms – something he reportedly believes could be mutually beneficial to Anna Wintour.
“It’s no secret that Kanye is a huge fan of fashion, Vogue and especially Anna Wintour,” a source close to Kanye West 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.”
The source continued: “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 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expected to release the first photos of North West via Twitter, the rapper apparently wants her first ever photo shoot to be in Vogue – and it seems the Grammy-winning artist isn’t taking no for an answer, despite receiving a “less than enthusiastic” response from Anna Wintour.
Ensuring that he has every aspect of his argument covered, Kanye West has reportedly compiled new fashion magazine statistics that show reality stars on the cover can make sales soar.
According to the New York Times, the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine featuring Kim Kardashian was its best-selling, with 1.2 million copies being plucked from newsstands.
And last year, Kim Kardashian scored high-fashion points when she graced the cover of the L’Uomo Vogue, the magazine’s Italian men’s edition.
But that issue’s success might not be enough to sway Anna Wintour to give the West-Kardashain family an American Vogue cover.
Three months ago Vogue editors famously cropped Kim Kardashain out of its Met Ball Best Dressed gallery when she appeared next to a Sauvé looking Kanye West wearing a universally mocked floral print Givenchy gown.
Nevertheless, it seems “Kanye is convinced that he’s going to make this happen”, said the source.
A Vogue spokesperson denied the claims.
Meanwhile it seems Kim Kardashian, who has only posted a few tweets and made one taped appearance on Kris Jenner’s show since giving birth on June 15, has sent her hardworking public relations representative on a hiatus.
The New York Post reported that Kim Kardashian has no need for publicist, Jill Fritzo, now that she is busy with North.