Kim Kardashian is reportedly hoping to land her very first Vogue cover by posing alongside her newborn daughter North West, but editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is said to be against the idea.
The reality TV star, 32, has been in hiding since giving birth to her and rapper Kanye West's first child and the Hollywood couple is yet to publicly unveil their baby. Reports claim that instead of selling the first photos of their daughter to a tabloid like many celebrities often do, West is allegedly trying to convince Wintour to put Kardashian and baby North on the cover of the leading fashion publication.
"It's no secret that Kanye is a huge fan of fashion, Vogue and especially Anna Wintour. 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," a source close to West told RadarOnline.com.
"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," the source explained. "But clearly, trying to persuade Anna is going to be an uphill battle."
While Kardashian fans remain optimistic about a potential Vogue cover for the E! Star, critics are confident that Wintour, whose response to West's idea has so far been "non-pulsed" and "less than enthusiastic," will never approve it.
For years fashion insiders have claimed Wintour, who is a highly respected fixture in the fashion industry, dislikes Kardashian, who rose to stardom in 2007 following the release of a sex tape.
In May these reports were fueled when Kardashian was infamously cropped out of a "Best Dressed" Vogue Met Gala slideshow.
While the new mom was able to score her first ever Met Gala invite through West, reports claim she had previously banned from the exclusive event.
"Anna hates Kim! Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn't fit that bill at all," a source told Radar Online prior to the 2012 Met gala.
"The Met Gala is $25,000 a ticket, but Kim can't even buy her way in, Anna Wintour does NOT want her there!" the source added.