Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday mantra: 'I'm every icon,' says Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga speaks.

Monday mantra: 'I'm every icon,' says Lady Gaga

The cover art for Lady Gaga´s pending single, "Applause." (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin)
The cover art for Lady Gaga's pending single, "Applause." (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin)

And she's back! Along with Lady Gaga's artistic interpretation and insight behind the mechanisms of her makeup-smeared face that graces the cover image for her upcoming single "Applause," she shared with WWD Monday what her six-month long hiatus away from the spotlight entailed.

In the interview, the 27-year-old pop star addresses the hip injury that resulted in her canceling her world tour. "Nobody knew, and I haven’t even told the fans yet. But when we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage," she shares in great detail.

Gaga's stylist and fashion director Maxwell also gave some insight on what the artist might wear in upcoming videos and appearances. The range of designers include custom-designed pieces by Alexander Wang for Balenciaga, Versace, Armani, Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent (obvi), and catsuits by Mila Schön.

These catsuits are for "Applause," Maxwell divulges. “But it’s also that we’re making suits out of things that they would not normally be made out of, like plastic, but they’re super well-tailored and clean. Maybe she’s just wearing a simple catsuit and a head wrap like she’s wearing here, but we sort of do the craziness on the face.”

ARTPOP drops Nov. 11, but fans can pre-order the album on Aug. 19. Gaga adds of her pending return to the scene, "I'm from New York. I've worked since I was a five-year-old to be a performer. All my life. I deserve to be here. I'm ready." Read the full interview, here, and let your Mondays be inspired by her words below.

“[I’m not] defined by the same designer or defined by the same hair cut 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. No restrictions.”

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