In a mere year and a half, Lady Gaga appears on the cover of Vogue for the second time. Only now we are talking 916 massive pages of fashion commandments, other known as the September issue.
The pop sensation beat fashion icons and top models in the battle for maybe the most coveted cover spot this year - September Vogue 2012 is also the 120 anniversary of the magazine. Maybe it was her extravagant, sometimes shocking and always unforgettable looks that made her the ultimate cover girl (we sure still remember that meat dress, don’t we). Most probably though, it was her incredible ability to turn everything she touches into gold with a fan base of more than 28 million followers (I bet that’s the best birthday present Vogue could wish for).
When Mother Monster posted the September cover on her own social networking website LittleMonsters.com on the 9th, she tried to make everyone believe she was leaking it: “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!” Oh come on, Gaga, we all know that, if that was the case, Mrs Wintour would appear in a meat dress of her own, made of reckless pop singers, just a day after.
A “leak” or not, the photograph, lensed by Mert and Marcus, engendered great excitement in the network. Gaga, with a huge backcombed hair and in a stunning hot-pink mermaid-style gown by Marc Jacobs, says she is “totally channeling fozzibear”, although a lot of her fans likened her more to drag queen RuPaul. She also shared an inside shoot, where she’s wearing nothing, but a giant pink Steven Jones hat.
Whether you love the new Vogue cover or not, a fashionista should always follow her fashion bible’s trends, so get that look nailed with our hot-pink leopard print scarf and run to the newsstand to get that eagerly-waited September issue on August 14th.
By Eti Tashkova - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.