The September issue of Vogue got leaked last night, but this is one of the few cases when we actually know who the culprit is. Lady Gaga herself shared the cover on her social networking site with this message: “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous! 1ST.” I’m thinking, someone did not follow these instructions. Because now it’s everywhere! And even Vogue has gone ahead and posted the cover and an additional photo on their site. Checkie out inside!
The ladies over at Fashionista think that she’s channeling Ru Paul, but “in the best possible way.” The more I look at the cover, the more it grows on me, and I can’t help but see some kind of Tim Burton influence, lol. There’s something about the cut of that Marc Jacobs dress; she looks like she’d have made a great fit in Burton‘s Alice In Wonderland remake… and that’s not necessarily a bad thing,
But this pic, I just absolutely love:
Mother Monster is wearing a Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs hat– and nothing else. This is, somehow, quite fitting.
Here’s an excerpt from the Vogue article:
This is Lady Gaga, after all, who manages to be both utterly out of this world and yet, strangely, simultaneously down-to-earth, as Jonathan Van Meter’s profile reveals. The 26-year-old star is as apt to head out on the town in Versace or McQueen as she is wearing an anonymous mystery gift left on her hotel doorstep with no note and no name—a dress made of hundreds of miniature mirrors sewn into origami-like boxes. In Gaga’s world, where borders blur (fantasy and reality, scary and cute), what was once risk-taking (the meat dress) becomes oddly charming (the reinvention of the meat dress is one of the highlights of the Born This Way Ball). “We were talking about putting the show together,” she recounts, “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.’ ” That’s Mother Monster, mindful of the grandmas and the Goths alike, and regardless how large her fan base has swelled (the Queen of Twitter counts more than 28 million followers), she knows many of them by name. “I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius,’ ” says Gaga. “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.”
Read more here.
Catch the full article, and more of Lady Gaga in all her Marc Jacobsian glory on August 14, when September Vogue hits the stands.
Are you guys feeling the cover? It looks like Gaga to me!