Lady Gaga in Versace Eyewear Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign. Photo by Mert & Marcus. Image: Versace Official Facebook
Last week, the internet went ablaze with the leaking of Lady Gaga’s unretouched Versace campaign. The Italian fashion house has yet to release an official statement on the matter, but did update its Facebook page yesterday with a new eyewear advertisement featuring the singer. The official copy reads: “The exclusive face for #StudsLadies this Spring/Summer 2014 is Lady Gaga, a music icon wearing an iconic new style – it’s the perfect match. #VersaceLovesGaga.” So there you have it, Versace loves its pop star ambassador.
Screencap from Jezebel of unretouched advertisement
Late last year, Lady Gaga’s spring advertisements for Versace broke and now here is a look at the unretouched versions courtesy of Jezebel. The change between the original and final product is obvious to say the least. Considering all the discussion recently about retouching in fashion images such as the aerie lingerie campaign, it’s interesting to see the change before the alterations and the finalized image. See more of the photographs on Jezebel.com.
Gaga Goes Bohemian–Known for her transformative looks, pop star Lady Gaga tries on a bohemian chic looks reminiscent of Stevie Nicks for Porter Magazine’s summer 2014 issue. Mother Monster poses for long time collaborators Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin who recently shot her for Fashion Magazine. See a preview of the feature below. The summer issue of Porter hits newsstands on April 4th in the US.
Gaga on Bazaar–Pop star Lady Gaga lands on the March cover of Harper’s Bazaar US, wearing a look from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. The singer and face of Versace poses for long time collaborator Terry Richardson for the cover story. Inside the new issue, Gaga opens up about her legacy, issues with food and depression. March’s Bazaar hits stores in the US on February 18th.
On how she thinks people in the future will think about fashion now:
LG: I’m not sure. I imagine that there will be a revival of some of these aesthetics—the more bold ones. Those who have watered down themselves for “sale” might make money now, but they are shortchanging their legend. I always think to myself, How do I want
to be remembered? I don’t want to be remembered as anything but brave. The only good intention to make money is to help others. I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others.
Gaga on Fashion – Pop star Lady Gaga lands the February 2014 cover of Canada’s Fashion Magazine, and opens up to the magazine about her friendship with Donatella Versace (the singer recently appeared in Versace’s spring campaign), style, weight and more. Gaga wears a jacket and pair of glasses from Comme des Garcons in the image lensed by Inez and Vinoodh. Check out some choice quotes from the interview below and look out for the new issue on January 13th in Canada.
On her friendship with Donatella Versace:
“We don’t mind being those blonde martyred icons as long as we have our champagne and our Marlboro cigarettes whenever we’re together.”
Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera Performing “Do What U Want” / Image Credit: artchet
Golden Duo – Last night on the season finale of “The Voice”, pop stars Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera joined forces for a duet of Gaga’s “Do What U Want Single”. Besides the epic collaboration, the duo also wore matching gold outfits in the height of disco-era, seventies chic. The face of Versace donned a jumpsuit with sculpted shoulders while Christina wore a glam gown. View the video of their performance below.
Gaga Goes Green – Pop star Lady Gaga once again connects with friend and fashion photographer Terry Richardson for a series of candids showing off her green ‘do. The “Do What You Want” singer, who can currently be seen in Versace’s spring advertisements, shows off her playful side with snarls and thumbs up signs. Richardson also poses with Gaga as well in the colorful snaps.
Lady Gaga in Versace Prints – After starring in the Versace’s spring 2014 campaign, pop star Lady Gaga wore the Italian brand at the 2013 Jingle Bell Ball held in London earlier today. The custom made print pantsuit was paired with a flashy gold necklace, also from Versace. Gaga rocked a mop of blonde dreadlocks to go with the colorful look.
Gaga for Versace, Take Two – This weekend, we featured the first initial picture of Versace’s spring 2014 campaign starring Lady Gaga. Now, the Italian fashion house has released another image from the advertising campaign shot by Mert & Marcus. In the photo, Gaga can be seen flaunting the new Palazzo bag all the while looking like Donatella Versace with long blonde hair and a tan. “I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA,” Donatella says about the move.
Lady Gaga poses in Versace spring-summer 2014 ad / Image courtesy of mertalas Instagram
Gaga as Donatella – Earlier this month, the news was released that Lady Gaga would star as the face of Versace’s spring 2014 campaign. Now, thanks to the Instagram of Mert Alas from Mert & Marcus who shot the advertisements, we have a first look at the pop star in action. Lady Gaga is no doubt channeling Donatella Versace, wearing a long blonde wig and a sexy cut-away gown from Versace’s spring-summer 2014 line. It’s definitely a change from some of her whackier looks she has become famous for. Gaga also wrote a song for the designer called “Donatella” on her new album ARTPOP.