Fifties model Jeannie Patchett in a striped headscarf on the cover of July 1951 Vogue. Simple – and yet so striking. Once again, would love to see more timeless images like this on today’s Vogue. I think the magazine can do so much better, especially with creatives like Grace Coddington and André Leon Talley involved. This month’s cover with Keira Knightley is uninspired (though Lady Gaga’s September issue made a fantastic and strong statement). Dig deeper Vogue!
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Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys New York. ‘The designs are fascinating and slightly demented, as seen in an $85 box of cookies shaped like her outfits, including a meat dress.’ They’re also colorful, loud and go toward a good cause.
And the selection is random. Didn’t expect to see one of my childhood favorites, Matilda, by Roald Dahl, among the 220 Lady Gaga-themed gifts. I should’ve known better.
I do love a snowglobe, but I ultimately went home empty handed. Neither here nor there. It was a surreal retail experience combining Gaga’s wild imagination with that of holiday folklore, and I admire Barneys for continuing to push the yuletide envelope.
Last month’s Lady Gaga Vogue cover evoked old school Karen Elson and a little Lynn Yaeger. This month’s Rihanna cover is giving me Marion Cotillard Lady Dior vibes. Why’s everybody creepin’? Regardless, the venerable women’s fashion mag is on a roll, though not without some obvious inspirations.
Lady Gaga Does Vogue
The leaked Lady Gaga cover for the upcoming Vogue is reminiscent of Karen Elson on the cover of Vogue Italia in 1997 – the shot by Steven Meisel that launched her career. It’s a more modern look for the mag AND I LIKE IT.
You could also say that Vogue was channeling a little Lynn Yaeger, as PAPER’s Editorial Director Mickey Boardman pointed out. Either way, it’s a hot one and you best believe I’ll be picking it up.
Lady Gaga commanded a crowd of 80,000 last night at Lolla. She’s come so far from this night.