Lady Gaga has landed the prestigious September cover of US Vogue.
The "Marry The Night" singer - who first posed for the publication in March 2011 - will be the fashion bible's cover star for its all important September issue, which is always the most lucrative edition due to its increased advertising.
Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - is currently on her Born This Way Ball world tour and so the cover has already been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the magazine which is edited by Anna Wintour. The issue will coincide with the launch of Gaga's first fragrance, which is thought to be called Monster.
The controversial singer signed a deal with Coty Inc. - one of the world's largest beauty companies - in 2010, to create a range of perfumes but reportedly requested that the scent "smell of blood and semen."
Nicola Formichetti is focusing on his own "dream" after years of styling Lady Gaga.
The 34-year-old designer - who is renowned for making the eccentric outfits worn by the "Judas" hitmaker in addition to being the creative director of Mugler - admits he has had to "embrace" a new side of himself now he is in the process of launching his own brand.
"This year I wanted to focus on my own dream. Being a stylist, you always hide behind a brand, but because of Gaga and Mugler, I needed to come out onto the scene. I had to embrace it," he explained.
Discussing the outfits, the Japanese/Italian creative said he wanted to make new technology because materials have largely been the same for such a long time: "Why do you have a zipper when you can have a jacket that's molded to your body? It'll be very digitally oriented and high-tech. We've been working with the same fabrics, the same techniques for hundreds of years. That's all great, but we need something new."
The first items are due out in 2013.
Lady Gaga has shown the world what she looks like with no make-up. The "Born this Way" singer posted a photograph of herself on her Twitter page without her trademark war paint or flamboyant clothes to show her fans her natural look.
The 25-year-old pop superstar was dressed down in a vest but she did add some glamour by wearing a flower in her tied back hair. Accompanying the picture was a Tweet which read, "Have a beautiful day!" Perhaps Gaga was trying to inspire her fans - who she calls her "little monsters" - by showing them they should always be proud of themselves.
Like sister, like... sister? Lady Gaga's younger sibling is to create the costumes for a new off-Broadway show. The Born This Way singer's 19-year-old sibling Natali Germanotta - who is currently studying fashion design at legendary New York fashion school Parsons - is to design the outfits for Simon Says, which is about three strangers who meet at a seance.
Last year, Natali interned at Allison Parris helping backstage at its Fall/Winter 2010 show, where she impressed with her work ethic and style. "Natali has an edgier sense of style like her sister. Initially when she went to the Grammys a few years ago, she wore one of our little lace trapeze dresses, but she styled it up with leather and hardware. She is so nice and so easy to work with. She is such a great girl," Allison said.
Gaga, 25, recently revealed she feels famous because of her style: "I used to save up my money to buy Mugler vintage archive. I used to save up all my money. I had to have it. That's really what fashion is all about for me. I already felt like I had made it before I had made it. All of you made me feel like a star before I was. Thank you for believing in me."
When you've crawled out of an egg as an alien, worn a dress made out of flesh, and sometimes nearly nothing at all, what comes next? Apparently for Lady Gaga, there's nowhere else to go aside from looking normal!
The "Edge of Glory" singer was snapped up twice (check out her second outfit after the jump) near the recording studio appearing in some low-key, fitting black dresses -- a far cry from her typical avant garde, costumed outfits most are now used to.
Even her hair is normal! Albeit most likely still not entirely her real hair, the long, blonde half-updo style is reminiscient of her "Poker Face" days.
Perhaps Gaga was just trying to hide from paparazzi lens? Either way, the singer still has heads turning when she's not wearing a zany outfit!
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Well, you can't say that she doesn't know how to color coordinate.
Pop star and style icon Lady Gaga continues to shock fans with her follicles; this time, she's making fans do a double-take with her turquoise-blue armpit hair! The "Edge of Glory" singer showed off her interesting hair accessories at the Much Music Awards in Toronto yesterday.
Is she on to something or just pushing boundaries too far?
(Check out more questionable fashion looks here.)
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Will it never end? It's bad enough that every celebrity -- from A-list to D-list, fresh-faced to washed-up -- has their own fragrance, but Lady Gaga has taken it to a new, bizarre level. Unlike previous scents of rose petals and women's independence, the pop star reportedly wants her perfume to smell like blood and semen.
Just another outlandish rumor Lady Gaga planted to have the internet talking about her latest entrepreneurial venture? Maybe, but I wouldn't put it past the eccentric singer to celebrate her sexuality and morbidity through a scent. She did, after all, wear a dress made out of rotting flesh.
Are her die-hard little Monsters going to actually wear the blood-and-semen smell, or will they just prop the bottle up in their shrines? Would you wear it?
Perhaps the best test of all would be whether or not Angelina Jolie -- who once wore a vial of ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck -- would wear the smell.
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Vivienne Westwood's menswear collection was a hit at Milan Menswear Fashion Week yesterday.
The British designer managed to bring a touch of fun to the showcase as she sent her male models - wearing the brand's Fall/Winter 2011 designs - down the catwalk sporting slicked back hair and crimson lipstick. The streamlined collection included checks, 50s tailoring, patterned knits and elaborate prints.
Marni and Emporio Armani also showcased their collections yesterday while Missoni focused on bright colors and vivid prints, with an eye-catching raincoat one of the highlights.
Burberry Prorsum and Roberto Cavalli opened Milan Menswear Fashion Week on Saturday with Dolce & Gabbana using the color red to brighten up their designs. Milan will finish today with shows by Gucci, Versace and Pringle of Scotland, but all eyes will be on Sarah Burton as she shows her second Alexander McQueen men's range after enjoying rave reviews last year.
Paris Menswear Fashion Week will kick off on Wednesday with the Thierry Mugler show where Lady Gaga has been confirmed as "musical director."
Tommy Hilfiger is set to design a fashion range for Lady Gaga.
The brand's company Music and Entertainment and Sports Holdings (MESH) is negotiating with Universal Music Group to develop clothing collections for its entertainment clients, who, as well as Gaga, include Justin Bieber and the Rolling Stones. According to WWD, the first apparel collections will be launched later this year.
Hilfiger launched MESH last July to create lifestyle concepts inspired by the music and entertainment world, with the first venture being Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony's clothing line. As well as MESH, last year the fashion house -- normally famed for its preppy styles -- added a lifestyle label to its brand. The company aimed new line Tommy at 20-something men and women, with the focus being on distinctive handmade details.
"Tommy gives us more flexibility and freedom to do something truly conceptual," Hilfiger said.
Gary Sheinbaum, chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger, added, "The way we're going to merchandise Tommy will be distinctive and different, not so formulaic. It will be more of a fun, dynamic experience. The product itself, we feel, is going to be a fresh take on the preppy traffic, done in a fresh, young, cool way. When we look around, we don't see anyone doing this."
-- Victoria Beckham covers February's issue of Vogue UK looking rather bare-faced and less glamorous than usual. Marking her sixth solo Vogue cover, the singer-turned-fashion designer talks about her style's evolution and -- more importantly -- what it's like to wake up next to David Beckham.
-- Hilary Swank is one Oscar-winning actress who actually is down-to-earth: the woman loves a good bargain, and isn't ashamed of -- gasp -- clipping coupons. If only she had shopping secrets to scoring designer labels...
-- Anja Rubik stars in her third consecutive Fendi campaign, shot (of course) by Karl Lagerfeld.
-- Speaking of Anja, the model's agency recently announced her Christmas engagement to fellow model Sasha Knezevic. As if there aren't enough super hot couples to be jealous of.
-- Lady Gaga treated her monsters to a nice holiday surprise with details of her upcoming album. More importantly, she posted a preview of the album art, which features her rocking a unicorn-blazoned jean jacket that reads, "Born This Way." Oh, and she has completely ditched pants -- literally.
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