Lady Gaga Guest Edits / Covers V Magazine

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Lady Gaga will reveal 16 covers in total for V magazine.

She kicked off her position as guest editor with several covers, including hers, Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane's. Over the next several weeks, Gaga will unveil 13 other covers, an "ode to Gaga's Fashion Guard: the photographers, stylists, designers, artists, & personalities driving creative vision forward" shot by Steven Klein.

In the editor's letter, Gaga said of how she chose landed on the covers: “I conjured a vision of my friends as the fashion guard,” she explained. “All of the people who have influenced not only me but the world, for decades and generations. I wanted to line them up in all their glory. This issue would be the royal academy of fashion where I would use V Magazine as a proper love letter to the fashion and art community.”

“Karl and I had not taken photographs together for more than 10 years,” Slimane said. “The last time I photographed him was on his property in Biarritz when I was working at Dior Homme. We used to live one building apart on the Rive Gauche and, before I moved to California in 2008, we used to have really fun dinners all the time. I love Karl’s wit, his sincerity and curiosity for emerging cultures, and his intuitive perception for what is about to happen.”

Lager shared a similar sentiment. “I met Hedi 20 years ago when he visited my studio,” Lagerfeld says. “I liked him instantly, without knowing what he did. Then Stephen [Gan] asked me to photograph his clothes for Dior [Homme] backstage at his first show, for V. I saw that in order to wear his clothes, one had to be skinny, so I went on a diet. From then on, I felt good in his clothes, as I do again today. Gaga had a good idea for us to photograph each other. In a way, not seeing each other for all those years felt like five minutes when we saw each other again. That happens with true friends. My photographic style of no style is very different from his. I loved the mood on the street that night. I like Hedi’s mystery and that’s what I had hoped to capture here.”


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"Hedi By Karl." #V99 @vmagazine Guest Editor: Lady Gaga. "I met Hedi 20 years ago when he visited my studio. I liked him instantly, without knowing what he did. Then Stephen [Gan] asked me to photograph his clothes for Dior [Homme] backstage at his first show, for V. I saw that in order to wear his clothes, one had to be skinny, so I went on a diet. From then on, I felt good in his clothes, as I do again today. Gaga had a good idea for us to photograph each other. In a way, not seeing each other for all those years felt like five minutes when we saw each other again. That happens with true friends. My photographic style of no style is very different from his. I loved the mood on the street that night. I like Hedi’s mystery and that’s what I had hoped to capture here." - KARL LAGERFELD

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Cover 5/16 Lee Alexander McQueen (2002) shot by Steven Klein. EXCLUSIVE never before seen PHOTOGRAPH for #V99

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