It's a First: Gaga Goes Bare

In 'Harper's Bazaar' and fashion films, epic costumes are gone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2011 9:22 AM CDT
Lady Gaga as seen in the first fashion film for "You and I."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – After dressing in everything from a meat dress to an egg to drag, Lady Gaga did something truly revolutionary on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar: She went au naturel. “A basically barefaced Gaga is very deliberately dressed down” in the shoot, writes Laura Brown in a preview of the cover story. But Gaga herself sees little difference between this and her typical look: “I don't really view it as ‘natural.’ I think that artifice is the new reality,” she says. “It's more about just being honest and sincere to the core of what you do. Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside.”

“I think the perception that I ‘put it on’ every day is probably not true,” she continues, pointing out, “Don't you think that what's on the cover of a magazine is quite artificial? There's this idea that it's all natural, but everything's been staged to look natural. It is also an invention.” Gaga was similarly stripped down for a series of films made to accompany new single, “You and I,” the Huffington Post notes. The Bazaar shoot was created by the same Dutch fashion photographers who shot the first video, which you can watch here (or see more images from the Bazaar shoot here). In other Gaga news, click here for a preview of an upcoming special in which Gaga bluntly notes, “I like women. Sexually.”

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