Lady Gaga Makes a Surprise Debut on the cover of CR Fashion Book.
Besides her recent campaign for Japanese brand Shiseido, we haven’t seen much of Lady Gaga in terms of editorial headlines. Well it appears that the 29 year old pop star is making a subtle comeback with the recent release of her cover story with CR Fashion Book, Issue 7. Pictured in a double cover; one an ethereal white and gold motif and the other a 90s inspired grunge look; the soon to be Mrs. Gaga shares all sides with an exclusive editorial and interview with the publication.
Concerning her upcoming 30th birthday and the pressure of being seen as a pop star: “As a 29-year-old girl, at this stage in my pop career everybody goes, ‘Oh she’s getting old,’ and everybody’s so worried about having a perfect body, a perfect face, and perfect hair. When, you know, actually, legacy and longevity is about having some sort of story and footprint to leave in the world when you die, chasing your talent until you’re dead. And that, as an artist, you love your art ’til death. It’s the antithesis of what I was taught growing up, which is that at this age I would have to fight in order to continue to look young, in order to continue to be trendy. When, you know, I never was trendy. I was always anti-trend.”
Concerning her relationship with Tony Bennett and jazz: “I don’t want to stop singing jazz. I’m going to put my music out but I’m not going to stop singing the classics. It’s something you never get tired of doing because you know it will be different every time. It’s actually not the same for me, singing one of my songs over and over again. It’s brought new life into the way I perform my own songs because I want to do them even more differently than I already do, and that’s something that people are vigilantly against in pop music.”
If you’re wondering just why Carine Roitfeld chose Lady Gaga for the you don’t have to use your imagination much. Roitfeld share the following statement in an exclusive with Style.com, “Lady Gaga perfectly represents what I mean by the classic eccentric to me. She is completely Gaga, but she is also a lady. In her music and art, she is so creative, always pushing the envelope . . . And yet she is classically trained, as well. As we saw with the jazz music, she can be both the modern pop star and still play the classic songs, giving them a modern twist. That is always what I love.”