EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga Gets Real About Fashion and Fame for V

08/28/2009 at 03:02 PM ET

Mario Testino/V Magazine

What look Lady Gaga will rock next is anyone’s guess. But if there’s one thing we can count on from the singer, it’s that whatever she wears — or does — it’ll be outrageous. In the Fall issue of V magazine, she lives up to her wild-child persona with stunning, super-bronzed images shot by Mario Testino — and we have the exclusive first look. In a frank interview, the unorthodox cover-girl dishes about her unique take on style, saying, “Us Weekly putting me on a worst-dresses list? I couldn’t care less. If Karl Lagerfeld called me an ugly hag, then I’d be upset. Because it’s Karl Lagerfeld.” As unique as her look is, however, she finds that she still sometimes gets pigeonholed. “When I was a brunette, they called me Amy Winehouse,” she says. “When I was a blonde, they called me Madonna. Then they called me Christina, then Gwen. I just don’t think most people’s reference points go back very far.” And although she’s achieved global fame, the singer can still get dazzled by celebrity. And who wouldn’t, after finding out that Madonna is in the audience of your N.Y.C. concert? “My sister texted me and she was like, ‘Madonna is 15 feet away from me.’ This is awesome! I just remember thinking, ‘wow, this is exactly what I wanted.'” Pick up V on newsstands September 1st.

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JILL on

I love her band! They are HOT HOT HOT!!!!

GIRLYGIRL on

Is it just me or does she look like an Oompa-Loompa? Ease up on the tanning Lady…

Karl Lagerfeld on

She is a hag.

Stephanie on

People need to understand she isn’t trying to impress anyone with her fashion…she does what pleases her. If anything she loves the shock value of being “bizarre”. At least she’s different than every other cookie cutter pop star! And as far as people saying she is not good looking, who are you to judge? It’s so rude! Also, she does write and compose all her music, she has also written songs for Britney Spears before so stop hating!!

Hot mess on

She hurts my eyes.

Jojo on

People didn’t think Madonna was spot-on attractive either back in the 80s but she wrote her own songs, sang her own songs, didn’t lip-synch and threw a lot of her own style into it all. Madonna couldn’t compete with a model for looks but that wasn’t the point…she was hot regardless. This is one of the most real pop artists since Madonna IMO. Forget Ashlee Simpson and all those other “pop-stars”.

samantha on

I thought she was a man too! I love her music and think she is talented but she seriously looks like a drag queen.

KG on

Ummmmmmm….she’s frightening

Beth on

Looks like an Umpa Loompa’s sloppy seconds

jenny on

dresses to please my butt! she dresses outrageously because it gets her the attention she wants!! i am honestly so so so so sick of her annoying over hyped auto tune songs!!!

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