Lady Gaga Covers FASHION Magazine
Lady Gaga graces the February 2014 issue of Canada’s FASHION Magazine. In the issue Gaga opens up about finding Mr. Right, or should I say Mr. Gaga? She also talks about her love for Donatella Versace (Gaga is the face of Versace’s spring/summer 2014 collection), music helping her battle depression and of course FASHION!
On her intimate relationship with fashion: “Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad. I’ve always cared about my costumes and my clothes. When I leave my apartment I like to look pretty for my fans but not [in a] hot sexy girl [way]—I don’t care about that, I just want to make you feel something with what I wear. I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go that—that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone. This is who I am and it’s never been an act and it’s never been marketing. This is me all the way to my core and fashion is a big part of my life.”
On battling depression by making music: “I put all my pain into my work and as joyful as this album is, this joy and if you look at the album cover there’s an explosion of joy that is coming from a place of intense sadness that’s been in my heart since I was younger and this is why we understand each other because I was not born happy, naturally always joyful or believing in myself. I was born with a sad heart. I didn’t feel alive unless I was on a stage.”
On the power of Donatella Versace: “I don’t always have anyone to look up to. It can be kind of lonely because you know some people have been very accepting of me as an artist and some people haven’t. Seeing where Donatella is and how far she’s come and continues to go makes me feel like I have a role model. I have somebody I can look up to and say ‘I can be that’ or maybe I can at least try.”
On finding Mr. Gaga: “It has been hard for me to find it but I have found love. When you meet someone that’s not intimidated by the amazing people that are around you [or] by the love that you receive—that’s love. Men weren’t always happy for me. It was very challenging to watch a woman be so successful.”