Did you know The Business of Fashion discreetly releases two print issues per year? We practically forgot too — until now. Its eleventh print edition, which is the latest to become the topic of conversation on our forums, focuses on “The Age of Influence” — and who better than Kim Kardashian to star on the cover? The influential reality TV star/social media sensation/makeup mogul follows in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour by becoming a BoF cover subject. Kim ditches the gimmicks and OTT makeup for the simple shoot, photographed by Ben Hassett and styled by George Cortina.
Members of our forums weren’t exactly enthralled by Kim K making an appearance on the title. “The Age of Influence. Yeah tell that to your husband,” MON laughed.
“The vermin of pop culture! Can’t believe there are still magazines out there who glorify this airhead. I’m not even interested to hear how well her makeup range is selling (which is probably what this cover story is all about),” slammed Benn98.
“Unless she’s here to say something I haven’t heard before — suddenly speaking off-script about the inner workings of the family-fakery, or providing incisive analysis about personal branding and the reach of social media, then I’ll pass on this week’s advert for the KKW,” tigerrouge added.
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