LADY GAGA AND V MAGAZINE
THE ARTIST’S PASSION FOR ART AND FASHION IN 16 COVERS
Her moon blonde mane may be a constant but it’s nearly impossible to find two photos of Lady Gaga sporting a similar look. Just surf the Internet. In her million-and-one guises, the chameleonic artist guest-edited 16 different covers for V Magazine. Which sold out like hot cakes, by the way.
A mix between a personal diary and a spring 2016 fashion tome called Gaga’s Fashion Guard, the various covers are a tribute to the people that have played a major role in her life. They include the late Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, her dog Asia, Daphne Guiness, Hedi Slimane and Karl Lagerfeld. Needless to say, each one is different in look yet equally powerful.
On V Magazine’s website, the artists reveals who and why. “This issue of V is about all of these people coming together to express a passion for art and fashion, to really ‘go there’ to make a great statement and to change things…I feel like we all share an appetite for living a life of passion and creativity. It’s like we all found our immortality through art and fashion. We share that deep spiritual place. These are people who have kept me and protected me over the years, because they’ve wanted me to survive…that’s part of the message of this issue: we have to carry each other through the decades and take care of one another and honor each other’s work…I am saying thank you to all these people for everything they’ve given to me…I want to make sure the world knows who they are…it’s a guard of people…I call them my Fashion Guard.”