Lady Gaga heats things up in a bonded-lamé gold jacket by Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci booties. Photo: Annie Leibovitz
Yep, that's right, Lady Gaga
has made it onto the hallowed pages of Vogue
. But don't for a minute think it means the over-the-top singer put pants on!
In Vogue's December 'Arts' issue
, the master of exhibitionism
stars as a high fashion wicked witch alongside stage actor Andrew Garfield and model Lily Cole
, who play "Hansel and Gretel," respectively.
The Annie Leibovitz shoot
, inspired by the Metropolitan Opera's production of the fairy tale (opening Dec. 14), was styled by "The September Issue
" star Grace Coddington, who in a behind-the-scenes video clip at Vogue.com
reveals that it was actually Anna Wintour
's idea to include Lady Gaga
in the special performing arts issue.
Also captured in the video
-- dressed in a white rubber raincoat with nothing on underneath in order to give Coddington a "clean palette" -- murmuring something about not wanting to show off her legs: "I always do that s***," she says.
But, alas, the final photos show plenty of Gaga
gams -- highlighted by Marc Jacobs
ruffled bloomer shorts and a belted Marc Jacobs
gold lamé jacket worn with towering fetish booties by Nina Ricci
(also seen on Jennifer Connelly
The fantastic wigs in the spread were created by master Julien D'Y (who also designs pieces for the Met's fashion exhibitions
In the short article
accompanying the fashion spread, Vogue
editor Hamish Bowles says that Gaga
was so excited about the shoot that she arrived at the Vogue
offices to discuss the project wearing a John Galliano
gown and a Philip Treacy
headdress with "Vogue" spelled out in white feathers.
also tells Bowles
that she considers her art director Matthew Williams "my Jean-Paul Goude
." Williams is, she says, "the inspiration that made the connection for me between the art world and the fashion world. He used to say things like 'If you want to make a shoulder pad
, don't research jackets -- research sculpture, mineral rocks, paintings.' He thinks in a different way; he is the designer of the future."
To watch the video
, read the article and check out more of the fairy tale-themed shoot, head over to Vogue.com
The December issue of the magazine, featuring Cate Blanchett on the cover
, hits newsstands Nov. 24.