Kim Kardashian covers New York Magazine's fall fashion issue: Is she in the right place?

kim-kardashian-pics-cover-new-york-magazine.jpgLooking ethereal and a little out of focus, reality star Kim Kardashian's face graces the cover of New York Magazine's fall fashion issue, accompanied by the headline, "Does Kim Kardashian belong on the cover of a fashion magazine?"

Yet there she is on the cover of a fashion magazine, so one would presume that at least the editors' answer is yes. She is, after all, co-owner of Dash boutiques with her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian Odom, has Sears and QVC clothing lines and nail polish line Kardashian Kolors, and is co-founder of Shoedazzle. So she feasibly has some fashion cred.

"I don't really have goals as far as, I want to be on a cover or something like that. I think my goals are more just expanding my line, and having my line be really successful. That's the ultimate goal, I think, for me," she tells New York Magazine inside the issue.

But more than a fashion plate, Kardashian's job, as NY Mag writer Benjamin Wallace puts it, "is to be herself, or that version of herself that the people demand, and she works nonstop."

He goes on to write, "She'll delegate the day's choice of lip gloss to the hive mind, and crowd-source suggestions from her 'loyal blog dolls' for the first dance song at her wedding. She asked her Twitter followers to say what they wanted from her first perfume, which ended up including honeysuckle and tonka beans. ... Kim may be the world's first human avatar in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game."

So do you think a human avatar, in fact, belongs on the cover of a fashion magazine?
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