Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lady Gaga for Harper's Bazaar May 2011

When I first saw the cover for the May issue of US Harper's Bazaar featuring Gaga shot by Terry Richardson, I was very underwhelmed, firstly because she is so overexposed and secondly because it was just ok. I was a bit surprised that Harpers had jumped on the Gaga bandwagon too. The cheek and shoulder prosthetics don't really do it for me but I love, love the Versace dress. The image without all of the copy is a lot better. Thankfully, the editorial is a bit more promising. I love the McQueen mask and dress image and also the black Tex Saverio gown and the black Mugler outfit. To me, the piano and boob shots are gimmicky, shock images and I think Harpers shouldn't have gone down such a predictable path. If fashion magazines are going to continue using Gaga, I'd like something more subtle, to see her stripped back. 

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