If you had sweet dreams about Gaga being devoured by the fire of oblivion, then Anna Wintour is your regular good magazine fairy: she gave Lady Gaga a small part in the upcoming Vogue US December 2009 issue. The part of the bad witch from Hansel and Gretel.
Hansel and Gretel are portrayed by Lily Cole and Andrew Garfield and if you think the epic photography is accidental, don’t! It’s all done for Annie Leibovitz’ lenses! She’s the author of this tragic mise-en-scene! (the story continues right after the jump with more images and a behind the scenes video!)
The tiny column that you can see at the right of the burning picture says so much about Lady Gaga’s desperation that could be written down in a Gaga-why dictionary: she’s so eager to please, so ambitious to get somewhere, so willing to do anything and everything to look different, she showed up for the shooting wearing absolutely nothing except a rubber rain coat and very, very high heels. I had no idea genial people were so desperate. Wait, but maybe, just maybe, she’s not a style prodigy how she’s trying to get us to believe; maybe she’s just feeding on fame. The end of story. (tfs via gr)
UPDATE: The entire pictorial (for there’s an entire pictorial in the December 2009 issue of Vogue) was imagined and styled by Grace Coddington. Her energy and style combined with Annie Leibovitz’ vision made it wonderfully epic and twice as interesting.
Luckily, there’s not more Gaganess than what we’ve already experienced, she was there more like a favor to her own persona(lity) than anything else. And maybe because there’s nobody out there so fit to play the bad witch as Lady Gaga. Getting back to out pictorial: it has to do with performing arts and it also calls for larger than life involvements: the Blue Note studios, the Carnegie Hall, Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman. How can you say no to a “Performing arts” issue of Vogue? Especially since Gaga is only limited a two pictures?