Lady Gaga has taken on countless incarnations over the past year, and for her latest manifestation, for the cover of Italian men's fashion magazine, L'Uomo Vogue, Mother Monster was transformed into a Terminator-like robot.
On Nicola Formichetti-styled cover, Gaga can be seen in the same black suit, hat and metal contraption from her "You and I" video. However, inside the magazine, the black-and-white spread, photographed by Inez Van Lansweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, spotlights the megastar striped of her intense makeup and pomp. So much so, that one can count the freckles on Gaga's nude face. The only jazzy part of the spread, in fact, is the robot-like appendages that dangle off Gaga's chin, shoulder, and breast. This is apparently what passes as a "natural look" for the fiery pop singer.
The accompanying feature written by Italian art critic Francesco Bonami speaks to the appendage that forms between Gaga's performances to the art world saying Gaga is: "a singing sculpture" whose "body is not a territory to be conquered, but a stage for new sets to be installed."
The January issue of this steamy Condé Nast glossy hits newsstands Tuesday.