It finally happened! Lady Gaga on the cover of Vogue’s September 2012 issue! Her Marc Jacobs purple dress sums up the very essence of her (stage) personality: patched up – stitched up into an aesthetically pleasing although raucous and edgy shape with a little help from Mert and Marcus.
Her hair is made to measure the dress, an exaggerated fame aura that looks cut out from some cartoon rather than real life. Maybe because Gaga is about pushing the boundaries of real life comfort? But don’t you worry, it’s just a cover, once you get past that, it’s the same old, same old (Fall fashion, hair trends, models, designers and so forth).
If I were to take things literally and think that Gaga is the best expression of a Special Vogue Anniversary Issue, the very peak of 120 years of style, I’d be disappointed, to say the least. Lady Gaga is just the product of a continuously decrepit entertainment industry coat that we’re trying to reinvent using the same old fabric and the same old stitching.
So I’ll just take Gaga as she comes, always a step closer to the edge, but then realizing that the edge just moved an inch further. I’m very thankful for Grace Coddington’s impeccable styling packing the Mother Monster into a delicate, ultra feminine purple styling. Because, in the end, Lady Gaga is just another woman who likes pink and scandal… ahem Fame (wink).