Honestly I'm not quite surprised with Anna Wintour's choice of the publication's 120th anniversary edition cover. But then again, what was really shocking is the fact that Mother Monster tweeted that she was actually channeling RuPaul, a famous American actor, ahem, also the most famous drag queen in the world.
The singer was previously photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue's March 2011 issue which turned out to be one of the mag's best sellers that year, pushing 100,000 copies. This one is shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Grace Coddington, and she is wearing a show-stopping purple Marc Jacobs dress from the autumn/winter 2012 collection.
And now you, my dear, are looking at a potentially record breaking cover in the history of fashion publication. Also, 916 pages, really? But then, it's really not hard to picture some people walking around town showing off a 2 kg American Vogue with a Gaga cover, flipping through pages trying to pass themselves off as a fashion guru. Watch the video of her behind the scene below.
American Vogue’s September issue is out on August 14th. Will you be buying it?
Images courtesy of Vogue.