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.”