The model sees appearing on the front of the magazine as a career stepping-stone for those working in fashion.
Kim Kardashian’s dream came true when her and Kanye West’s Vogue cover was unveiled last week but not everyone was impressed.
And it seems Naomi Campbell might be one of those people – the model has commented on editor Anna Wintour’s choice for the cover and says getting a Vogue cover is an achievement for people working in fashion.
During an appearance on Australia’s This Morning Show she was asked what she thought about the cover but initially said she did not want to comment.
When asked why she didn’t want to speak on the matter, she replied: “Because I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years, and when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career.
“It’s a stepping-stone to achieve that. And I’m a fashion model, what more can I say?”
The presenter then went on to suggest Naomi thought reality star Kim and rapper Kanye had not “earned the right” to appear on the front of fashion bible Vogue.
Naomi, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue numerous times, responded: “Those are your words. I’m being politically correct. That’s Anna Wintour’s choice to put them on the cover of her magazine. Who’s to question it?”
Anna has defended her choice to put the pair on the cover insisting they represent popular culture and are the most famous couple in the world.
In her editor’s letter, she wrote: “Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.
“I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?).”