Lady Gaga rocks a fierce feather headdress and sky-high heels as she poses as an ‘intergalactic Marie Antoinette’ in a very dramatic shoot for her 25TH V Magazine cover.
- The 32-year-old Lady GaGa first appeared on the cover of the magazine 10 years ago.
- She posed this time for photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who said he tried to turn her into ‘a living doll’.
- Behind-the-scenes images show two assistants propping up Lady Gaga’s hair while balancing on a chair, and on each other’s shoulders, behind her.
Lady Gaga’s latest V magazine cover marks her 25th one for the fashion publication — and her tenth anniversary of her V debut.
The 32-year-old singer and now Oscar winner fronts issue V118, out March 7, and dressed up in two over-the-top looks for the occasion.
In designing the shoot, photographer Jean-Paul Goude said they tried to turn Gaga into ‘a living doll,’ but the results are a far cry from the sweet and prim toys most people associate with the word.
In one image, Gaga is dressed as a ‘showgirl.’ She’s wearing a plunging black Armani Privé gown topped with an enormous pink feather boa.
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She’s an Enigma! Celebrating 10 years of @LadyGaga and #VMagazine, our March/April cover story sees @jeanpaulgoudeofficial transform #LadyGaga into a couture doll. Seen here as a showgirl in @Armani Prive, she returns as the ultimate shape-shifter in this long-awaited #JeanPaulGoude collaboration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We tried to turn Gaga into a living doll, a living icon, like the figurines that people collect and put on their mantelpiece, but life size," explains Jean-Paul Goude. #V118 is on newsstands March 7th. Head to #linkinbio for the full story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography Jean-Paul Goude Fashion by @aikiualex. Hair by @deki_kazue_hair Make-up by @sweetmayia Headpiece @shaunleanejewellery for @alexandermcqueen courtesy #Swarovski On lips @maybelline color sensations On face @swarovski gem stones Casting @starworksgroup @itboygregk Cover story @mathiasrosenzweig
On her head is a tribal headpiece, which matched the beads around her neck. She wears black gloves and holds up a pair of crossed neon lights that look like dueling lightsabers.
In another shot, she’s an ‘intergalactic Marie Antoinette’: Again, she’s holding that Star Wars-esque neon light stick, but this time she’s dressed in a shining silver strapless gown by Atelier Versace.
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For a decade, V has had the privilege of serving as @ladygaga’s canvas. When she was guest editor of V99 in 2016, she referred to her numerous cover stars as “cover humans,” a term that collapsed the artwork (the cover) and the subject (the star) into one supreme being. Gaga, to us, represents the ultimate “COVERHUMAN”. #V118 marks her 25th time gracing a V cover. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographed in Paris by @jeanpaulgoudeofficial as an intergalactic Marie Antoinette in Atelier @Versace. #V118 is on newsstands March 7th. Head to #linkinbio for the full story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fashion by @aikiualex Hair by @deki_kazue_hair Make-up by @sweetmayia On lips @maybelline color sensations. Casting @starworksgroup @itboygregk Cover story @mathiasrosenzweig
She has impossibly tall heeled boots on her feet, and an even taller blonde wig atop her head.
‘With Gaga, we tried to bring to existence a fictitious character, straight out of my personal mythology: a sort of deity and the ruler of her very own Gagaland,’ Goude explained.