Superstar Lady Gaga takes the cover story of American Harper’s Bazaar‘s December 2016 / January 2017 edition lensed by fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In charge of styling was Mel Ottenberg, who for the session selected pieces from the likes of Erdem, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, La Perla, AG, Preston & Olivia, and J Brand among other. Beauty is work of makeup artist Sarah Tarino for Marc Jacobs Beauty, hair stylist Frederic Aspiras for Amika, and manicurist Naomi Yasuda for Dior Vernis. Prop styling is courtesy of Jill Nicholls, with production from Roger Dong for GE Projects.
“Being a lady today means being a fighter. It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself be vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you’re sad or you’re angry. It takes great strength to do that. Before I made Joanne, I took some time off. I made music with Tony Bennett. I did “Til It Happens to You” with Diane Warren. But I was able to get off the train of endless work I’d been on, which was quite abusive to my body and my mind, and have some silence and some space around me. I wanted to experience music again the way I did when I was younger, when I just had to make it, instead of worrying what everybody thinks or being obsessed with things that aren’t important.” – Lady Gaga