Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Vogue, Jeremy Scott

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz; AP Photo

Jeremy Scott has absolutely no problem with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appearing on the cover of Vogue.

"To me, Vogue is nothing but a tabloid magazine," the Moschino designer told me at the MOCA 35th Anniversary Gala Presented by Louis Vuitton in L.A. "I'm not surprised. It's not shocking to me in that sense. I don't think there's been a model on the cover of Vogue since I was a child."

Scott, whose Moschino show at Milan Fashion Week last month included appearances by Katy Perry and Rita Ora on the runway, doesn't understand the backlash Anna Wintour has received for her Kimye decision. "I think [Kim] looks beautiful, so I don't have that kind of conflict that I think a lot of people have with it," he said. "People are very outraged. It's probably the most provocative cover in that sense."

Mia Moretti, Katy Perry, Jeremy Scott, Rita Ora

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The cover was revealed about a week before the issue officially went on stands yesterday. The photo spread includes shots of Kardashian and West in a sweet embrace, as well as pics of North West.

"I think it's great," Scott said. "I think it's probably very exciting for her and for him. I think that's wonderful."

Wintour defended her cover subject in her editor's letter.

"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," she wrote. "I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)"

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