Karlie Kloss isn't the only shining star to nab two fashion covers for the same month. My very favorite, most beloved person in the world, Lady Gaga, is fronting January's Vanity Fair and Elle UK. Wearing a two-piece red gown (anyone want to clue me in on whether those are separates or one designer look?) and a giant swirling costumey hat in the same hue, the pop star looks like a kid playing dress up in her mother's clothes. For all of Lady Gaga's "fashion risks" it turns out that "elegance"—even when it's over-the-top—isn't something the Mother Monster can pull off.
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For an added treat, the accompanying interview is chock full of Lady Gaga bearing her tortured soul. Reading the quotes makes my own soul feel so peaceful and well-adjusted:
On being emotionally unavailable:
“I have never felt truly cherished by a lover. I have an inability to know what happiness feels like with a man. I say this honestly, and this is my new thing as of the past year: when I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out.”
On her giant, intimidating brain:
"I had a man say to me, ‘You will die alone in a house bigger than you know, with all your money and hit records, and you will die alone.’ Even though I know it sounds a bit Hallmark, whenever I [was] in that kind of stressful, worthless moment, I would think, I’ll show you.’ I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it’s my mind.”
On rejecting the poor suckers that proposed to her:
“How fuckin’ romantic, you asshole. Sure, pop a ring on my finger and make it all better. I can buy myself a fuckin’ ring.”
Regarding the Elle UK cover, hasn't she already taken this exact photo for a magazine cover? I swear, it's seems so familiar. If I didn't know my subconcious better, I'd say I must have dreamt it. Probably though, I've just seen this dull, blank stare from Lady Gaga so many millions of times before.