Never missing a chance to shock the world with her avant garde tactics and boundary pushing performances, Lady Gaga manages to do it again in a feature spread for Italian Vogue. This time she dons dark bridal attire in another one of her long line of alter egos, think tough talking male character, Jo Calderone. Gaga’s bridal alias first appeared in her sexually charged “Yoü and I” music video, where both Jo and Lady Gaga are featured locking lips (how does she do it?!)
The January issue is written by art critic, Francesco Bonami, who presents Mother Monster as a “singer-sculpture” whose “body is not a territory to be conquered, but a stage for new sets to be installed.” The shoot lives up to Bonami’s grandiose claim, as Gaga creates her newest art form via haute couture. Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga drapes herself in an Yves Saint Laurent jacket expertly shrugged off to expose her bare chest and sweeping noir Chanel pants. Metal armor wraps around her left arm (with a jeweled Chanel logo, of course) and extends to her chin and ears, giving Gaga an eerie robotic mug. She tops it off with an enormous chapeau trimmed with mounds of tulle, complimenting her tw0-toned locks reaching past her waistline.
The overall effect screams drama and left me in a subtle state of wonder. Who else can go topless, rock transformer gear with bridal fashion and wrap it all up with a drizzle of Chanel? Why, Lady Gaga of course.
Check out more photos from the “L’Uomo Vogue” shoot below:
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