Location: New York City, New York Released: August 31st, 2017
After shooting the issue back in August 2016, the V Magazine's annual music issue cover was revealed starring Lady Gaga! Besides guest editing an issue back in 2016, Lady Gaga has had every metamorphic moment of her career commemorated on the covers of V Magazine, and Joanne is no exception.
Both the interview and the photoshoot reflect on the Joanne album and the stripped down, family vibes of the era. Photographed by Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent, who last photographed Lady Gaga for her The Fame Monster, she wore several simple looks in her ten-page spread.
For the cover, Lady Gaga wears a plain black crop top with earrings from Chrome Hearts. Chrome Hearts was founded in 2003 by motorcycle enthusiast, Richard Stark, and is a jewelry company known for their very chunky, punk and gothic looks. They have expanded to eyewear and other accessories which have become popular among many celebrities.
Lady Gaga "Cross Baby Fat" earrings, which she wore numerous times throughout the summer, are available for $225 here. She appears to also wear a Chrome Hearts necklace but I have not found the exact necklace. Similar designs are available to shop on shopchromehearts.com
Further in the spread, Lady Gaga can be seen showing more of her cover looks which includes old denim pants and numerous rings. Her numerous rings are all from Cody Sanderson. Sanderson is a Navajo artist based in Arizona known for his imaginative and often playful style.
Sanderson's designs are available mainly in-stores only but some of the rings are available for purchase online.
On her right hand, Lady Gaga wears a spiked ring and a "Fuck You" engraved lettering ring. The engraved lettering ring made of Sanderson's trademark 925 silver is available for $400 through FarFetch here.
On her left hand, Lady Gaga wears a small silver band, a cross ring, the "Double Arrow Small Star" ring. Her star ring, made again with 925 silver, is available for $324 through BuyMa here.
In her next look, Lady Gaga wears a cheetah print bra with black accessories from Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent. From top to bottom, Lady Gaga starts with a black hat. While she has recently worn Gladys Tamez Millinery hats, Lady Gaga went on theme and wore Saint Laurent's black fedora.
The black fedora is made of a mix of black cotton, goat skin and rabbit fur with a black grosgrain band. The hat is no longer sold through Saint Laurent. The hat however is sold online only through Webster for $795 here.
Next, Lady Gaga wears Saint Laurent's "Classic 11" aviator sunglasses with shiny silver frames and smoke lenses. They are available through Saint Laurent, in multiple frame and lens colors, for $405 here.
Finally, Lady Gaga can be seen wearing a black sequin jacket over her shoulder. Saint Laurent has sold black sequin blazers for men and for women in the past and it is unclear from the photo angles which Lady Gaga has with her. Either way, the jackets are sold out but are available through multiple sellers online.
In her third and final look, Lady Gaga grabs a guitar and a Saint Laurent jacket while assumingly strumming along to her new album. Scrolling through Saint Laurent women's collections, the only paisley pattern used was on white fabric. Switching to menswear, I found the jacket!
Lady Gaga's jacket is from look 67 of the Fall 2016 collection which Lady Gaga attended, with Justin Bieber. Unfortunately, the Fall 2016 collection is no longer available for purchase.
V 109 starring Lady Gaga is n newsstands now and available to purchase online for $10.50 here.
Check out the photoshoot through GagaImages here.
By Terran Warden