You know what's odd? Rumors of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover only started swirling a few days before the big reveal, but we've been talking about Bruce Jenner's sex change for months before it was ever confirmed.
So, how did they manage to keep her magazine debut a secret?
“It was not easy,” said the magazine's stylist, Jessica Diehl. “We couldn’t really prepare the way we normally prepare…. I had to go into stores incognito … It was like Vanity Fair: Off the Rack" — in other words, borrowing (or buying to return) clothes rather than calling them in from designer showrooms, a process that normally requires the showroom knowing who's wearing their clothes.
They were even secretive about the printing process! The mag told Mashable the story was written on a single computer that was never connected to the Internet, and it was uploaded onto a thumb drive and deleted every night to ensure they weren't hacked! The story was even hand-delivered to the printer.
The shoot was kept so quiet, in fact, the Vanity Fair team didn't even know about it!
“My poor office thought we were doing Barbara Steisand,” Jessica admitted, laughing. “I just couldn't think of anyone tall. And I don't even know if Barbra Streisand is tall, but in my mind, she was tall. And so that just seemed right…We talked to no one. Literally, the people here at Vanity Fair did not know. The entire fashion department did not know.”
“The cover is perfect,” @KimKardashian continued. “I'm so proud. I'm glad she can be herself finally.” #CallMeCaitlyn http://t.co/x97zXJ7OjE— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 2, 2015
“The cover is perfect,” @KimKardashian continued. “I'm so proud. I'm glad she can be herself finally.” #CallMeCaitlyn http://t.co/x97zXJ7OjE
One person who did know about the shoot was stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, who came to the set for moral support.
"I loved being a part and helping to make Caitlyn feel really comfortable and confident," Kim told Page Six. "She would always ask me glam questions and stuff like that."
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