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Pop juggernaut Lady Gaga
's March 2011 issue in a soft pink Louise Brooks-inspired wig, looking relatively natural in a skin-baring Haider Ackermann gown. The accompanying interview is similarly revealing, as Gaga reflects on the intimate relationship she has with her legions of devoted fans.
Gaga told interviewer Jonathan Van Meter, Sometimes, being onstage is like having sex with my fans. They're the only people on the planet who in an instant can make me just lose it."
Gaga continued, "I want for people in the universe, my fans and otherwise, to essentially use me as an escape ... I am the jester to the kingdom. I am the route out. I am the excuse to explore your identity. To be exactly who you are and to feel unafraid. To not judge yourself, to not hate yourself."
Naturally, the discourse turns to fashion, with anecdotes about Gaga's physical similarity to the late Isabella Blow ("McQueen used to say, 'Oh, my God, your boobs!' He actually grabbed both of them and said, 'Even your boobs are like hers!'") her relationship with fashion ("It's about a lifestyle that I live and breathe,") and feeling misunderstood ("People just want to figure it out or explain it. The truth is, the mystery and the magic is my art,"). No one brings the sound bites quite like Gaga.
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