Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Dine With Anna Wintour Amid Vogue Cover Backlash (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., March 2, 2014. |

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoyed a dinner date with Anna Wintour on Tuesday following the backlash surrounding the couple's Vogue magazine cover.


On Friday fans got a glimpse of Kardashian and West's first ever Vogue cover, which will be featured on the April edition and the gig garnered mixed reactions on social networking site. Critics, including actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and supermodel Naomi Campbell, openly criticized the cover, however, the couple appeared unfazed by the backlash while dining with Wintour, Vogue's Editor-In-Chief, at the upscale Waverly Inn in New York City.

"I knew [the photo shoot] was happening of course but I didn't know it would be the cover," Kardashian said during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

"Kanye's the first rapper to be on, I'm the first reality star to be on, and we're the first interracial couple [to be on the cover of Vogue]," the proud reality star continued. "It's the biggest dream come true and I'm so honored and to have Anna Wintour pick us … I'm just so honored."

On the cover, Kardashian, 33, appears standing in front of West, 36, dressed in an off-white wedding gown. The "New Slaves" rapper appears clutching his fiancee from behind while dressed in all black.

The cover was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and Kardashian's 9-month-old daughter baby North West also took part in the shoot.

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U.S. Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour attends the opening night of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 29, 2011. |

"North peed on [Kanye] right at that moment," Kardashian said of the shoot. "He was trying to tell me. I had to get up and clean him off ... It's a good memory."

Wintour is renowned for selecting iconic Hollywood stars such as Beyonce Knowles to cover the fashion publication, as well as Olympic athletes and even highly respected political figures like First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics openly questioned whether Kardashian, who rose to stardom in 2007 following the release of her erotic tape, is worthy of a Vogue cover.

By landing her first cover of the leading fashion publication, Kardashian transitioned from reality TV star to pop cultural icon, which pleased fans but outraged haters.

"Well……I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???" Gellar tweeted Friday.

Campbell, who has covered Vogue magazine several times, laughed when asked about the controversy surrounding Kardashian and West and alluded to her disapproval.

Wintour, 64, publicly defended her decision to put the Hollywood power couple on the cover.

"There's barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven't been able to master, and for good reason," Wintour said in a statement obtained by Daily Mail U.K.

"Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world's spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that," she added.

Kardashian and West are set to wed in Paris on May 24.

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