Now this is what we call a major fashion coup. Lady Gaga pens a column in V, a fashion magazine whose cover she has graced. For the upcoming music issue, which features Sky Ferreira as Madonna in a gorgeous spread, Gaga let others write her column. No, she didn't employ a ghost writer or an assistant. Instead, she let designers with names like Lagerfeld and Armani, which are nothing to sneeze at, take over her column inches for this issue.

New York reports that the mag admitted that "Lady Gaga lets the designers of her most recent collaborations do the talking." Fashion bigwigs like Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Manish Arora submitted notes about designed outfits for the Mother Monster.

Nothing could further strengthen Gaga's stronghold in the couture world than endorsements from this crop of designers. In fact, most fashionistas would actually prefer to hear what an actual design head has to say as opposed to Gaga herself in some instances, like this once.

Here's what each designer said about what it's like to work with Gaga:

Giorgio Armani:

It is always stimulating to work with Lady Gaga because it allows my imagination to roam freely in order to create genuinely theatrical stage costumes, as was the case on this occasion. Lady Gaga is an artist with a huge personality and amazing stage presence. I was attracted by her genuine interest in fashion and design, which she projects with a conviction that knows no limits — and which she definitely considers a vital ingredient of her career.

Paco Rabanne's Manish Arora:

Daring. Far beyond fashion and beauty, Gaga's style is unpredictable, iconoclastic yet iconic and out of time. She is now and tomorrow, between fantasy and reality ... She is a statement of re-creating, a piece of art.

Karl Lagerfeld:

Gaga gives the world her music and her talent, but the thing I like most is that she fights against boredom and banality. She also puts forth an ever changing, inspiring, and strong image — an image beyond fashion. She is an extreme concentrate of "zeitgeist," freeing us from the heavy boredom of publicly displayed political correctness by being herself more than politically correct. Something in today's world would be missed if there would be no Lady Gaga because Gaga is a Lady.

Those are some fashion-savvy substitutes! And for the record, we think Mr. Lagerfeld was right -- Gaga is lady. But a lady is not all that Gaga is. Just ask duet partner Tony Bennett!

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