In a flood of tweets last night, Lady Gaga released her 2012 Vogue September cover image, and she’s looking far more stunning and statuesque than she did on last year’s March issue.
Gaga is ironically most recognizable by her chameleon-like ability to change through hair and make-up (she altered her face and shoulders for a while with prosthetics, which she wore on her Harper’s Bazaar cover), so she’s sort of an editor’s dream. Grace Coddington has done the best job so far in styling her for the new cover, though.
Wearing a patchwork magenta off-the-shoulder exaggerated hourglass gown by Marc Jacobs and a cloud of platinum hair (she described the look as “totally channeling fozzibear”/”channeling RuPaul”) Gaga’s pose is more beauty queen than Mother Monster.
She also tweeted a shot from her editorial spread shot by Mert and Marcus, where she wears minimal makeup, no clothing, and an enormous fuchsia feather and fur hat by Steven Jones.
Part of the article is up on Vogue.com, but you’ll have to wait until August 14th when the issue hits newsstands to read the whole thing.
It should be worth it—the teaser released has Gaga talking about why she makes music, and it will make you love her more than you already do:
“I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius.’ 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.”