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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Kris on

Can we say BIZARRE!!!!!!!!!!

san on

This pic is odd…look at the line where her leg meets her dress…they could have fixed that a little better.

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Kris on

She’s odd, just wonder if she’ll have the staying power that she thinks she’ll have. Interesting.

AJ on

As bizzar as her fashion is…I do find it very artistic. She is definatly making a name for herself. We all though Madonna was the same way back in the 80’s…whats the difference now? She’s just pushing the envelope!

Sharon on

I think dressing so outrageusly detracts from the fact that she’s just not very attractive in the looks department. If she is writing and composing her songs, then she deserves the fame she is getting. If someone else is, then she is just a celebupawn with a synthsized studio voice. Anyone can dress up crazy and be digitized to sing well.

MO on

I thought she was a man?????

Heather Lenhart on

her body is hot but her face is not! what is up with her clothing attire? she could definetly use a stylist (and if she already has one she needs to fire them immediately!!!)

Weiwwei on

She is fantastic..enjoying life to the fullest :)

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!!!

flashypants on

Is that the poster for Gaga’snew movie – “Being Lil Kim”?

andy on

Love her!

Caitlin on

Maybe if she wasn’t the color of an orange, I might take her fashionability serious…

ashley on

I love Lady Gaga,shes so pretty and lives life to her fullest(:
shes amazing<3

Jennifer on

i love her so much….she is different and that is what we need….we need someone that is not pretending to be this sweet wholesome girl and just be herself……she rocks

cynthia on

I like Lady Gaga, whatever she wears. And I like the way she retorts back to what everybody says about her. I find her sense of humor amazing, she has a right to be up there with the stars. She’s truly courageous for what she’s achieved. Typical of an Aries. Yeah! You Go Gaga!

BRiTTANY on

WHOA TO MUCH FAKE TANNER………. ;d

Go GAGA on

She dresses weirdly, but that is part of the act. That is what got your attention for the industry and you to sit up and listen to her music and get her name out there. What do you think they taught her at NYU? To sit back and dress like everyone else? No, they taught her to carve a niche in the music industry, like NO ONE else. She’s doing her thing, marketing herself and carving out an image, just like all the people she is being compared to (Madonna, Christina, Gwen – love her – and Whinehouse. Go, Gaga, and keep recreating yourself for long term success.

Domi on

Omg!she looks like an oompa loompa:O…it clashes so much with her platinum blonde hair:S

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jessica on

she looks like an oumpa lumpa, lol

KatF on

She’s a fresh, new, totally amazing talent! Who cares what she wears. The girl can perform!

Jill K on

You know what I think of when I see her…Bobby Trendy. Except she’s a woman. She has the oddest wardrobe of anyone I’ve ever seen except for maybe, Bobby. I wonder what she would look like in ordinary clothes?? We probably wouldn’t even know it’s her!

Tricia on

Her clothes are cool…if only her music was better.

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Bizzare or Michael Jackson before he became white?

MISST on

She looks like an OOMPA LOOMPA. What’s with the orange skin tone??

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What a weird pic- the way her leg comes out of her dress, how her leg is curled, and don’t forget that bizarre tan she has!

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