Singer-songwriter and fashion icon Lady Gaga will serve as guest editor-in-chief and cover girl for the January 2016 issue (V99) of V Magazine. The fashion and style magazine made the formal announcement yesterday (Nov. 24) by sharing a photo of Gaga's cover on their Twitter feed with the hashtag #VbyGaga

In a statement to V, Gaga says, ""This issue of V is about all of these people coming together to express a passion for art and fashion, to really 'go there' to make a great statement and to change things.

E! Online reports that Gaga will collaborate with Nick Knight, Steven Klein and Inez and Vinoodh on the issue.

"I feel like we all share an appetite for living a life of passion and creativity," she continues. "It's like we all found our immortality through art and fashion...we share that deep spiritual place. These are people who have kept me and protected me over the years, because they've wanted me to survive…that’s part of the message of this issue: we have to carry each other through the decades and take care of one another and honor each other's work...I am saying thank you to all these people for everything they've given to me...I want to make sure the world knows who they are…it’s a guard of people…I call them my Fashion Guard!”

The American Horror Story: Hotel star has a long history with V, starting with her first appearance in the magazine in issue V60 back in 2009.

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