The avant-garde pop star Lady Gaga has earned the approval of Nuclear Wintour, as evidenced by her Vogue US cover debut this month.
The March edition features a candid interview with Jonathan Van Meter, in which she states “The fashion community in general got me much earlier than everyone else”; with the likes of Alexander McQueen describing her as being uncannily reminiscent of editor and style icon Isabella Blow.
The beautifully crafted editorial is shot by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman. Titled ‘Our Lady of Pop,’ Gaga wears a pink-bob wig and rich plum lipstick, as she poses in a montage of outfits by Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Haider Ackermann. Shot at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, late last year, Gaga proves she can portray royal courtliness, with looks that hint at genres of classic rock, retro and Japanese.
‘Our Lady of Pop’ also has obvious religious undertones. Her forthcoming album titled ‘Born This Way’ is described as being her “immaculate conception.” And she aptly poses in front of a Peter Paul Ruben painting, “The Adoration of the Magi,” which depicts the Virgin Mary presenting Jesus to three magi after his birth.