'I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along,' says ... Anna Wintour?

Kim Kardashian was Anna Wintour's way of keeping Vogue out of a 'deeply tasteful' rut?

While many are screaming, "Enough Kim Kardashian!," Anna Wintour just said practically the opposite.

"I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along this year!," the Vogue editor said (via Fashionista) at a talk with fashion journalist Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday night.

Wintour was discussing her decision to put the reality star and husband Kanye West on the cover of her mag's April 2014 issue — a choice she defended as a way to shake things up, journalistically. That after praising Estee Lauder for tapping Kendall Jenner to represent its brand.

"I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine!," she said. "Nobody would talk about us."

So Kim and Kanye aren't deeply ... ? Never mind. If nothing else, Kardashian does get people talking.

Wintour also invoked her May 1989 precedent: "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."

Of course, that headline-making Kimye cover is a distant memory at this point, especially given the 34-year-old mother's recent decision to bare her butt and pretty much everything else — save for her ankles — for the newest issue of Paper magazine.

"I looked at it as, this was an art project for me," Kardashian told Australia's "The Project" morning show on Tuesday, via MTV News, by way of explaining herself. "This was something that was going to make me feel confident and me feel good."

She further said she wanted to work with photographer Jean-Paul Goude to feel "more confident" about herself — because apparently that's an issue?

Her attitude is an evolution from 2010, when she dramatically cried on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" over how she was presented in W magazine after posing nude (in body paint). "I just am never getting naked again," she declared.

So she got over that.

Kardashian had previously stripped down for Playboy's December 2007 issue, after the hard-core sex tape of her with Ray J was released earlier in the year.

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