Ever since Carrie Bradshaw’s fictional Vogue spread centered around a wedding she didn’t end up going through with, we bet that’s become every celebrity’s worst nightmare: to do an advanced wedding-themed shoot for a mag and have the wedding never happen (it was a reality for Kristen Cavallari). However, in the case of next month’s Marie Claire cover (which just surfaced on TFS), the wedding did happen. It’s just that a divorce happened extremely soon after.
The most intriguing thing about the cover, besides the fact that Kim Kardashian looks uncharacteristically natural (and pretty) is that the headline reads ‘What Went On in Her Crazy Marriage.’ The past tense implies that the interview was conducted after Kim’s marriage to Kris Humphries went south. However, Kim only filed for divorce 10 days ago. Is this further proof that Kim and Kris’ relationship was staged? And that this magazine cover story was yet another opportunity for multiple parties to cash in on it?
Monthly magazines typically close well in advance of publication–at least one month, maybe two or even three in some cases. Kim is wearing her wedding ring in the photo, which makes sense as the shoot would have to have taken place months ago, but the interview should have as well. The Fashion Spot commenters are skeptical.
J. Oliver writes, “Well, she must have really strategically planned that marriage.. covershoots AND interviews are done well in advance..” Miss Dalloway says, “Not bad at all, and im surprised she is talking about her divorce, thought that was way to[sic] soon to make it in there.” Vogue28 gives them the benefit of the doubt, but may be off on the logistics, saying, “Marie Claire must have got back in contact, and arranged to re-interview, after news broke out regarding the divorce. The magazine has landed right on the money with this one.” Z.Posen is pissed: “Marie Claire should be ashamed of itself for putting trash on their cover…especially after her greedy wedding stunt.”
It’s possible that Marie Claire somehow managed to change the cover headline at the last minute (assuming this cover is real), and update their interview, but it seems unlikely given the lead time monthly magazines require. What’s your take?