Yesterday morning, Fashionista reported that Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour had been spotted in the VIP section at Kanye West's concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.
That's not especially surprising — over the past few years, fashion has extended its seal of approval to both Brooklyn and Kanye West — and yet it's a weirdly compelling piece of information, raising so many questions: Do Grace and Anna enjoy attending rap concerts? Did they wear ear plugs or check their phones often during the set? What do they make of Kanye West's public persona and clothing industry ambitions?
We now know that none of those questions are especially relevant. Today, Page Six reports that Wintour's real reason for attending Tuesday night's show had nothing to do with rap music (I guess we should have assumed) and everything to do with Kanye's undying wish to secure a Vogue cover for fiancé Kim Kardashian. (Of course, this isn't the first we're hearing of that rumor.)
Wintour was reportedly seated beside the reality star; a grainy photo on Instagram maybe shows the two women locked in an improbable conversation.*
Hey, remember when Vogue.com cropped Kim Kardashian out of the Met Gala slideshow? Good times.
[Update: Contrary to the Page Six report asserting that Kim Kardashian was seated alongside Anna Wintour, a commenter points out that US Weekly's photos of the VIP section show that Wintour was in fact seated beside her daughter, Bee Shaffer. Kardashian and Wintour appear to be seated at a distance from another.]