Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue
Here's hoping Anna Wintour has a sense of humor about such things.
After practically live-tweeting her anticipation, Lady Gaga went and leaked the September 2012 cover of Vogue—featuring her, obviously—on her fan site.
"SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!" the pop star wrote alongside the sneak peek.
"Don't worry I've been txting Wintour all morning trying to get that cover queens. next im sending bagels to VOGUE (complex carbohydrate war)," Gaga tweeted yesterday, only to inform her little monsters today, "AHHH! The Vogue Express dropped off the SEPTEMBER ISSUE yesterday morning. IM A COVER GIRL, and ITS FAB! Can't wait to show u tonight!"
Then, tonight: "Im so excited to post the SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE in 30 min! Photographed by MERT & MARCUS. Also behind the scenes film on ."
This marks Gaga's second time on the cover and, not surprisingly, she doesn't in the least bit resemble the androgynous pink-wigged singer on the March 2011 cover.
Instead, Wintour, Grace Coddington & Co. have the "Born This Way" artist squeezed into a fuchsia Marc Jacobs mermaid gown that nips and tucks here and balloons there. And this time, the hair of choice is a platinum afro.
But, really, the style wouldn't be Gaga-esque if didn't look horribly uncomfortable, right?
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