Supertalent Lady Gaga covers the December 2016/2017 edition of Harper's Bazaar US, lensed by Inez and Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Mel Ottenberg styles Gaga -- who is set to play good friend Donatella Versace in the upcoming anthology series 'American Crime Story' about her brother Gianni's murder -- in Erdem, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, La Perla, AG, Preston & Olivia, J Brand and more.
In the aftermath of the unexpected upset of the 2016 presidential election, Lady Gaga has been thinking a lot about women. In her Harper's Bazaar interview in which Gaga reflects on her latest album 'Joanne', the powerhouse reflects not only about how we speak of and treat women across the globe, but about the inherent power of women who wish to fight back.
Here we were, in 2016, and the fact that the sort of language that was being used to talk about women was everywhere—on TV, in politics—was eye-opening. I felt depressed and hurt by it because that’s what that kind of language does. Then I watched our incredible first lady, Michelle Obama, talk in New Hampshire about how hurt she felt seeing it too. She talked about how women are often afraid to say anything because we’re worried that we will appear weak—that we’ll be told we’re being over-the-top, dramatic, emotional. But we’re not. We’re fighting for our lives.