Just when we thought Lady Gaga couldn’t get more bizarre, she goes Harper’s Bazaar.
Sporting her signature facial prosthetics, a pink wig as well as a halter-neck fringed top and skirt from Versace on the cover of the May issue, Gaga intrigues for the get go .
Photographed by Terry Richardson Gaga’s fashion spread inside the magazine goes from fierce, to strange, to WTF and almost nude at one stage. The “Judas” singer’s high fashion photo shoot sees her don designs by Thierry Mugler, Alexander McQueen, Dior and more.
Here are some of Gaga’s memorable quotes from the magazine:
ON THE SUCCESS OF ‘BORN THIS WAY’: “It broke all the records! I was happy with the fans I’ve already got. But it opened this new fan base of people who love the simplicity and joyfulness of it”
ON HER SIGNATURE FACIAL PROSTHETICS: “Well, first of all, they’re not prosthetics. They’re my bones…They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am…They come out when I’m inspired…We all have these bones!”
ON HER USE OF DRUGS: “It’s artistic expression…It’s a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of ‘Born This Way.’ In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe[including a skull on his face]. He was born that way. Although he wasn’t born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today”.
ON PLASTIC SURGERY: “I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification”.
Gaga further talks about her late friend and fashion designer Alexander McQueen in the magazine, who she says began working through her after his suicide: “I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote ‘Born This Way.’ I think he’s up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing”.
“Born This Way” was ultimately released on the exact day of the one-year anniversary of McQueen’s death, “When I heard that, I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didn’t even write the fucking song. He did!”
Now for the avant garde fashion shoot:
Gaga dons a feathered dress by Alexander McQueen.
Gaga looks fierce in this over the top multicolored Dior gown with a vintage Thierry Mugler mask.
Those Macarons sure as hell look delicious.
Gaga flaunts her body in a Kiki De Montparnasse bra and brass-toe studded leather ankle boots by Alexander McQueen
Looking absolutely chic, Gaga works a stunning Thierry Mugler outfit.
Here the 25-year-old wears a black Tex Saverio dress.