Why is Lady Gaga so great at everything? She’s a pop supernova, an actress (duh…American Horror Story) and now, a magazine editor. The self-proclaimed fashion addict guest edited the Pre-Spring Issue of V Magazine (Issue 99) and had the genius idea to bring Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane together for the cover. For the covers, Lagerfeld and Slimane photographed each other for the first time in 10 years.
Slimane revealed that the two “used to live one building apart on the rive gauche” and “used to have really fun dinners all the time.” He added, “I love Karl’s wit, his sincerity and curiosity for emerging cultures, and his intuitive perception for what is about to happen.” Lagerfeld echoed Slimane’s sentiments, saying, “I met Hedi 20 years ago when he visited my studio. I liked him instantly, without knowing what he did.” He continued, “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 and Hedi Slimane’s lovefest is the first of a series of covers for the 99th issue that Gaga will guest edit. She tapped several fashion icons as part of “Gaga’s Fashion Guard” and our guess is she’ll be debuting them on the cover of V Magazine in the coming week. We wonder which BFFs are next — Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss? Carine Roitfeld and Tom Ford? Kanye West and a mirror? We’re waiting with baited breath. In the meantime, pre-order the first cover here.
[via V Magazine]