Brandon Maxwell, the singer's stylist, and newly minted designer, on the meaning of friendship.

The first time we met was about five years ago. She had just put out "Bad Romance," and we were shooting a ­magazine cover. She knew I was new [to former stylist Nicola Formichetti's team] and walked up to me, said hello and gave me a hug. She was the same as she is now.

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