27 March 2014 by

US Vogue Wasn't The Only Magazine That Wanted Kim Kardashian On The Cover

[The Vogue shoot]

While the world may have gone a little mad when Vogue put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on its April cover, they weren't the only magazines in hot pursuit of brand Kimye. Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar were also after Ms Kardashian, in particular Harper's, with whom Kim had been in serious talks since the autumn.

But unsurprisingly, both parties are keeping pretty schtum about the situation now. When asked about the potential February cover by WWD, the special projects editor of Harper's Bazaar Laura Brown said simply:

"Kim and Kanye are the greatest example of conscious coupling. We wish them all the best."

[Kim Kardashian's high profile magazine covers so far]

But fear not, that's not all we have to go off. The rumour mill is in full swing, with reports saying that the pitch made by the Harper's Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey included a beauty shot of Kardashian for the cover, alongside a spread, all shot by fashion's NSFW photographer Terry Richardson. If the Kardashian/Richardson collab for Lipsy last year is anything to go by, it sounds like it could have been HOT. But Kim didn't fancy it in the end, reportedly because "Glenda doesn't go to the shoots". At Vogue, Kardashian was able to work with her long-time heroine Grace Coddington.

With Harper's out of the picture, Vanity Fair had a crack at the reality TV darling. As with Vogue, VF opted for Annie Leibovitz as photographer, but an insider says the cover never got off the ground because the magazine's editorial team was split over whether Kardashian should even be on the front of the mag.

US Vogue Wasn't The Only Magazine That Wanted Kim Kardashian On The Cover: Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair Did Too

Kim Kardashian's certainly upped her style [Getty]

In any case, it all came to an end when the news began to trickle through in early 2014 that Kim and Kanye were being shot for US Vogue in the April edition. Despite the backlash, some have come out in support of the cover, most recently Kelly Osbourne:

"I find this [backlash] disgusting. Regardless of whether or not you think Kim and Kanye are worthy enough to be on the cover...it's not your decision to make. I do believe that would be up to Editor Anna Wintour. ''So back off, stop sh*tting on people's dreams that have come true and try for once to be happy for others' success. Stop raining on their parade!" Wowsers Kelly. Err, what she said.

See Kim Kardashian's best fashion moments below...

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on May 20th in Paris

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on May 19th in Paris

Kim Kardashian pictured in France on May 18th

Kim Kardashian is seen at Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle on May 18th

Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts on May 15th 2014.

Kim Kardashian attends USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala on May 7th.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in SoHo on May 6th 2014

Kim is pictured at the 'Met Ball' on May 5th 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho on the 5th May 2014.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Charles-de-Gaulle' airport on May 1st 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho in New York on May 5th.

Kim Kardashian leaves Ferdi restaurant in Paris on April 30th

Kim Kardashian is seen at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport on April 14th 2014.

Kim Kardashian leaves the 'Balmain' store on 'rue Francois Premier' on April 14th.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on April 13th 2014

Kim Kardashian is sighted arriving to Prime 112 in Miami on March 12th

Kim Kardashian arrives for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2nd 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen shopping at Barneys in New York on February 18th.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Meurice' hotel in paris on January 21st

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Paris on January 19th

Kim on the 12th of March in Miami wearing Wes Gordon and Jimmy Choo

Kim on the 18th of February in New York

Kim on the 21st of January in Paris in a Stephanie Rolland jumpsuit

Kim on the 19th of January in Paris

Kim on the 11th of December in Beverly Hills in a Max Mara coat and Lanvin dress

Kim on the 26th of November in New York

Kim Kardashian out and about, Los Angeles - 05 Jan 2014

Kim Kardashian at Surface Magazine event at Art Basel, Miami - 04 December 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 26 November 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 24 November 2014

Kim Kardashian in Lanvin and Max-Mara out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 18 November 2013

Kim Kardashian and Riccardo Tisci at Mademoiselle C screening, Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

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Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week - September 2013

Kim Kardashian at her birthday celeration at Tao Nightclub - 26 October 2013

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Givenchy at Paris Fashion Week - September 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about in Paris - 30 September 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about, Paris - 01 October 2013

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci at Met Gala

Kim Kardashian at 2013 E! Upfront, New York, America - 22 April 2013

Kim Kardashian shopping in LA April 2013

Kim Kardashian on Good Morning America March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian in LA March 2013

Kim Kardashian attends the Stephane Rolland Spring/Summer 2013 Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week January 2013

Kim Kardashian shopping in LA March 2013

Kim Kardashian Topshop LA Store Opening February 2013

Kim Kardashian filming in LA February 2013

Kim Kardashian filming in LA February 2013

Kim Kardashian on The Late Show with David Letterman January 2013

Kim Kardashian hosts New Years Eve countdown at 1 Oak.

Kim Kardashian casual pregnancy styles 2013

Kim Kardashian wearing Givenchy boots 2012

Kim Kardashian out and about 2012

Kim Kardashian out shopping 2012

Kim Kardashian shopping in 2012

Kim Kardashian at the MTV Europe Music Awards November 2012


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