Super GaGa

The V covers—masterpieces from a megastar

BY: Sacia Friedman and Liz MacDonald

Lady Gaga’s love affair with V Magazine has a long history, dating all the way back to the start of her career in 2009, when Gaga and Editor Stephen Gan first met. Since then, Gaga has graced twenty-three V Magazine covers throughout her metamorphic and meteoric rise to superstardom, more than anyone else in the magazine’s history. As V Magazine’s first-ever guest Editor-in-Chief for the V99 Spring Preview Issue in January 2016, Gaga singlehandedly created sixteen unique covers. Each one was devoted to a member of her “fashion guard,” the individuals who “supported, protected, and watched over her” through the years, from Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow, and Daphne Guinness to photographers like Steven Klein and Nick Knight.

Gaga’s V Magazine covers show a shared aesthetic for fearless creative choices, but also this lady’s amazing ability to seamlessly apply her talents to different mediums, from pop star, jazz singer, writer, actress, director, to fashion muse. Next up, we’ll see her bringing her unique perspective to the Super Bowl LI halftime show. As the new face of Tiffany’s Legendary Style campaign, she’ll also premiere the first-ever Tiffany Super Bowl ad. That won’t be the only first, guaranteed. Asked about the show, Gaga said,  “I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do.” Well, of course—she’s Gaga.

We’ve collected some of Lady Gaga’s most fabulous covers for V Magazine, above and below.