- Vogue US
- September 2012
- Model: Lady Gaga
- Photographer: Mert Als and Marcus Piggott
- Stylist: Grace Coddington
26 year old Lady Gaga has officially nabbed her second Vogue cover and this time it happens to be the most important issue of the year.
I am aware that this opinion may make me unpopular with the Gaga fans out there but I am just not impressed with this cover. The second image would have made a better cover (although too much like Gwen’s Harper’s Bazaar cover) but both are so severely over photoshopped that it just looks odd to me. It’s a pity too because with Grace Coddington lending her magic touch and Marc Jacobs designing a custom made gown for the cover I had very high expectations.
I do appreciate that overall this is a more subdued look for her than usual. She is very beautiful naturally and I have grown tired of her over the top aesthetic so seeing her embrace a more put together style is a pleasant surprise.
In the article Gaga discusses her new fragrance, the meat dress on tour, and her approach to making music.
On her new signature scent:
“The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.”
On the reinvention of the meat dress for her tour:
“We were talking about putting the show together and I said, OK, what if I was someone’s grandma and I was going to a concert tonight. How would I know that it was a Gaga show? And we all just sort of looked at each other and said,‘The meat dress.’”
On her music making approach:
“I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius’. I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening, or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.”
The September issue hits newsstands August 14th so until then check out the video below for a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot:
Visit Vogue.com for more on the issue.