In her own words, Lady Gaga describes the cover artwork shot by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to WWD:
“This is one image. This is one moment. This is one statement. When you watch each image and you watch each thing come out, they might not look exactly the same. [I’m not] defined by the same designer or defined by the same haircut or defined by the same icon. The statement is that I’m not one icon. I’m every icon. I’m an icon that is made out of all the colors on the palette at every time. I have no restrictions.”
The pantomine has spoken.
Gaga’s single, Applause, the first from her forthcoming album, ARTPOP, drops August 19th.