So here are the covers to Vogue Hommes Japan with Lady Ga…er, Joe Calderone as the model. This is a Nicola Formichetti and Nick Knight shoot. We don’t get the gender-bending, greasy rabbit look either. Nothing about Gaga surprises me anymore short of her pulling a fetus holding sparklers out of a sequined hat on stage, so maybe this is her Sasha Fierce or just a creative experiment. Now, for the short interview by Jo-Ann Furniss:
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO / YOUR
Mechanic for my dad’s business. This is the first time I’ve had my picture
WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOU WANTED TO TO THIS?
Well, I always helped my dad at work, since I was a kid. I thought it would be
fun to have my picture taken.
WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS?
I’d love to own my own car shop, I have a bunch of my own ‘muscle’ cars.
Maybe if I take some more pictures I can afford it.
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO LADY GAGA?
I met her at a shoot Nick Knight was doing. She’s fuckin beautiful, and funny,
and interesting. I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting. She said,
“Don’t be baby, you were “born this way.” I took her out after. The rest is
Who did this i-D logo? It’s silly. Anyway, i-D is celebrating 30 years and there will be three covers: THEN Pre-Fall on sale August 12th, NOW Fall on sale September 23rd, NEXT Winter on sale November 11th. In the issue will feature The XX, Phoebe Philo, Sir Paul Smith, Florence Welch, Vivienne Westwood, Lara Stone, Pink, Gareth Pugh, and of course the cover models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga.
“30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline – it’s a generation. Three decades to be celebrated and contained in this special issue. The whole issue was created by Nick Knight 200 portraits that SHOWstudio made at the close of 2009 in Somerset House – once the home of British passports, now the central location for British Fashion Week. Nick’s celebration of identity was also a commemorative project inspired by the 5th birthday issue of i-D, where 100 portraits were featured in The Grown Up Issue. 25 years on, the gallery selection grew to 200. Happy birthday!” Terry Jones, Editor-in-Chief, i-D
I like all three covers, I really do. Kate and Naomi are absolutely, and I hate to use this term, quite fierce. Lady Gaga’s is fine, but I’m wondering how she got a cover. Nick Knight might have made that happen, but let’s be honest here. Kate and Naomi are icons, Kate being one of the best and most profitable models of all time that have influenced the fashion world greatly. I feel instead of Lady Gaga they could have chosen Lara, Karlie, Sasha, or even Natasha. That’s just my opinion, though.
I’m personally purchasing Kate’s cover and will pray to her altar every night, etc. Which one will you choose?
A glimpse of the behind-the-scenes. As different as she displays herself, she appears to be having fun and quite normal. You can’t help but love that flowing Alexander McQueen gown and that custom Armani is interesting. The issue hits stands outside of NYC and LA on August 10th. If you can’t wait, the entire editorial is lurking the internet, thanks to ONTD!. The images are far better than I expected, especially Nick’s camera work, but I wanted more clothes than costumes. Win some you lose some.
SHOWstudio is a fashion blog along with various elements, notably the SHOWstudio with Nick Knight’s live videos that have featured 9 well-known people in fashion, the latest being Lady Gaga. There’s not a moment that I would shy away from the Lady, so why not send everyone the link to watch what she has to say about fashion and whatever topics they can fit in. I will admit, I’m loving the short hair. Very Madonna-esque, as she’s obviously modeling her career and music after the ‘Queen’. Can’t wait to watch the interview in its entirety either.
Pop phenomenon, fashion icon and award-winning recording artist, Lady Gaga is the ninth participant in our In Camera live interview series, exclusively answering questions submitted by friends, celebrities and fans worldwide.
We are delighted to announce that this live and unedited interview will now be broadcast FREE OF CHARGE from 12:00 – 14:00 BST on Sunday 30 May 2010, with on-demand footage available shortly after.