Anna Wintour is doing quite a little dance to try to get Kate Middleton on the cover of Vogue Magazine. The New York Post reports that Anna has been pleading with photographer Mario Testino, a close friend of the royal couple, to reach out to them. One source said, “She is really pressing him to shoot Kate for the cover.”
All of the major magazines have been fighting to land the Duchess of Cambridge on their cover, so Anna knows what this would be worth. Another source said, “Every magazine has been trying to get Kate, and many assume it will eventually be Vogue. But even with the Mario Testino relationship, it is not clear when this will happen. The Palace must approve it, and they are very protective of Kate.” The palace already turned down a British Vogue cover for Kate before the wedding so it seems that Anna has her work cut out for her.
Kate’s impact on the fashion industry has been amazing so there is no question of what she could do for magazine sales if she agreed to a cover. When Kate wore a Burberry trench coat earlier this year the item sold out instantly on the retailer’s website. Her blue dress by designer Issa that she wore during the engagement announcement sold out at Harvey Nichols within 24 hours. According to a poll done onWhatKateWore.com, 1,861 female voters said that Kate looks so good in hosiery that they are considering the look themselves. Though earlier this year Kate’s impact on retailers was mostly only in the UK, her style influence has now obviously spread to U.S. markets. “Chains like Zara, Reiss, Talbots and Topshop cater to a taste for “replicKates,” as bloggers have called them: pert shirtwaists, lace sheaths and primly tailored coatdresses,” wrote New York Timesreporter Ruth La Ferla.
“There’s nothing trashy or vulgar about her,” Wintour has been quoted as saying. “She dresses her age and never looks out of place.” Well if anyone can land the golden girl for a cover, it is Anna Wintour. Persistence has gotten that woman everywhere in her career.