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Lady Gaga Reveals Guest Edited V Magazine Covers

As the guest editor for V Magazine‘s V99 Spring Preview issue, Lady Gaga collaborated with the publication to create 16 unique covers, set to be released over the next few weeks. Three have been unveiled today: One cover stars Gaga (above), and the other two showcase fashion legends Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane — a reunion that’s been ten years in the making.

Gaga said, of the magazine, “For this issue I wanted nothing more than to have one story, just one, that my children and the future of fashion would remember forever.”

So it is that Slimane and Lagerfeld photographed each other, for the first time in ten years, for the issue. Slimane said, “Karl and I had not taken photographs together for more than ten years. The last time I photographed him was on his property in Biarritz working at Dior Homme. We used to live one building apart on the Rive Gauche and, before I moved to California in 2008, we used to have really fun dinners all the time. I love Karl’s wit, his sincerity and curiosity for emerging cultures, and his intuitive perception for what is about to happen.”

Lagerfeld also commented on the collaboration, saying, “Gaga had a good idea for us to photograph each other. In a way, not seeing each other for all those years felt like five minutes when we saw each other again. That happens with true friends. My photographic style of no style is very different from his. I loved the mood on the street that night. I like Hedi’s mystery and that’s what I had hoped to capture here.”

In an earlier statement to V, released when Gaga’s temporary position as the magazine’s guest editor was first announced, she said, “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.”

Head over to V‘s official website for more information about Lagerfeld and Slimane’s reunion.

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