It’s been a while since we were first introduced to Lady Gaga’s Bride alias via her “You and I” music video. You probably remember her as Gaga’s ultra-determined alter ego who walked for miles in platform heels to the point of serious crimson injury. Now, nearly half a year since her debut, Bride makes a triumphant return in this multipage spread for L’Uomo Vogue, styled by Nicola Formichetti and shot by the incomparable Gaga go-to’s Inez and Vinoodh.
Italian Vogue’s January issue provides us with not only a wonderfully thoughtful anatomy of Mother Monster as “singer-sculpture” (pause for reflection because that idea is SO interesting) which appropriately backdrops her against sci-barbaric images of Tina Turner à la Mad Max and The Terminator. More importantly (to us), it also clues us in to EXACTLY what breed of designer togs make up this Bride outfit. That “Haus of U” fashion vid was pretty and all, but after all the interpretive dance-esque swirling around of that latticed leaf hat, we never got the satisfaction of knowing for sure that it was a Philip Treacy creation. UNTIL NOW.
Beneath the brim of that lovely chapeau, Gaga dons a wig of two-toned locks styled by Frederic Aspiras. Her onyx suit is a set of mismatched separates: an Yves Saint Laurent jacket worn on only one arm and sleek black Chanel trousers. The large circular sunnies are Gaga’s own, and the metal armor down her left arm and extending from her clavice to her chin and ears were provided by Millenium FX (the crafty magicians behind Yuyi’s mermaid tail). Easter egg: the armor also boasts a bejeweled Chanel logo charm on her left shoulder. Further into the spread, Inez and Vinoodh snap a few lovely close ups after Gaga has removed the wig and hat which allow us to better appreciate makeup artist Val Garland’s elegant shimmered lids + rich dark lips and a long Marian Newman mani. Also, HAI, natural hair! Hopefully, it won’t be another five months until we see Yuyi and Nymph get their own glossy spreads, too but until then, enjoy more of Bride’s L’Uomo Vogue shoot!
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