Steffi looks fabulous in these pictures. Truly. It’s just that she had to go and ruin the effect by, well, speaking.
Lady Gaga covers the March 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine in Saint Laurent photographed by Terry Richardson.
On the biggest thing she’s learned: “I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me. But January 1, I woke up, started crying again, and I looked in the mirror and said, ‘I know you don’t want to fight. I know you think you can’t, but you’ve done this before. I know it hurts, but you won’t survive this depression.’…I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.”
On the clothes that she’s worn over the years: “The fashion I’ve acquired over the years is so sacred to me—from costumes to couture, high fashion to punk wear I’ve collected from my secret international hot spots. I keep everything in an enormous archive in Hollywood. The clothes are on mannequins, also on hangers and in boxes with a photo of each piece, and there’s a Web site where I can go to look through everything. It’s too big—I could never sort through it myself! But these garments tell the stories of my life. And then there are the tour pieces. This is the section that is most sacred to me. These are the pieces that have collected energy, joy, and screams from fans all over the world. My fashion is my most prized possession for two reasons: 1) because it is a visualization of all the hard work I’ve put in to get where I am today; 2) because it is a legend to the encyclopedia of my life. It is exactly what I’ve aimed to seep into the artistic consciousness of people all over the world—that life is an art form.”
Ow. Ow. Ow. Our eyes. They’ve rolled right out of our heads, darlings. Jesus take the wheel, could her head be any further up her own ass? We’ve always assumed she was some kind of long-form piece of performance art, so it’s kind of disappointing to find out that she just sounds like any other delusional mega-star now.
But like we said; great pics. Very, um… sacred.
And with that, we’re off to another New York Fashion Week show, darlings. You’ll have to fend for yourselves against the shrieking Gaga stans who will no doubt be here soon to harass us all. Have fun with them, kittens, but try not to draw too much blood. It’s ever so hard to get out of the carpets.
[Photo Credit: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar Magazine]