Just in time to promote her new album, Artpop (which comes out in September), Lady Gaga appears on not one, but four covers for V Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue. As usual, the covers and the editorial photos are provocative. In the first look, Gaga clutches her naked left breast and is scantily clad in a red sequined blazer and an unbuttoned pair of jeans. Within the issue, the singer essentially bares all in the photographs by Inez & Vinoodh and in the interview (which also features artist Marina Abramovic).
As usual with Lady Gaga, the effect was polarizing. “Very striking and I like the darker hair,” Melly5525 said of the first cover.
Tigerrouge posted, “I don't know, I'm not a great follower of Lady Gaga, so for me, she always seems to be taking her clothes off while claiming she's got something different to say, and the whole recycled package adds up to one long yawn.”
As the covers continued to emerge, opinions started to veer more toward the positive. “The second and third covers are a HUGE improvement on the first cover. She suits being a blonde,” rougevalentino commented.
Jeffandtheworld seemed most excited of all. “The creativity is superb. Honestly, these photographs of Lady Gaga by Inez and Vinoodh gave me those feelings I used to have with Vogue Paris by Carine [Roitfield]. They are fresh, fun, fearless, and exciting. Bravo,” he gushed.
Yeah, bravo, I guess. Count me among those who fail to get excited about Lady Gaga these days. Doesn’t it seem like she only emerges when it’s time to cover a September issue? Just saying.
All images via V Magazine.