"Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it," said Wintour.
"I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T."
While Kanye made his feelings pretty clear, passionately telling Ryan Seacrest: "There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue.
"She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like every day."