This week, Anna Wintour sat down with CNN's Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to talk about the late Oscar de la Renta ("To him the greatest pleasure was to see someone in his clothes. It was a joy."), her advice for emerging designers ("You need to remain focused, and find yourself a really good business partner."), and that Kim and Kanye cover. According to our friends over at Fashionista, of the controversial magazine cover, Wintour said:
"I see the role of Vogue to reflect what’s going on in the culture. The first celebrity that I put on the cover of Vogue was Madonna, and that was considered completely controversial at the time, too. It’s such a long time ago probably no one remembers, but she was a very controversial figure. I think if we just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It’s very important that people do talk about us. Going back to Estée Lauder’s decision to make Kendall Jenner the face of Estée Lauder. What a fantastic decision that was! They have a wonderful brand that’s very traditionally American, and they decided they want to shake it up and reach a different audience. Now and again one has to do things like that. I think it’s part of the excitement and part of being a journalist. I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along this year!"