For some reason, Harper’s Bazaar seems to have an eternal hard on for Lady Gaga and I’m not quite sure why. Here she is in the September issue, which is some big portfolio for the magazine of 19 well-known women ,all shot by Caroline Roitfeld.
Shot by Sebastian Faena, with creative direction by Stephen Gan, the portfolio, which will appear in all 30 editions of Harper’s Bazaar, includes Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Laetitia Casta, Carolyn Murphy, Monica Bellucci, Gigi Hadid, Brooke Shields, Eva Herzigova, Iman, Stacy Martin and Lauren Hutton.
“This is a portfolio I’ve been dreaming of wanting to do even over my 30 years in the business,” said Roitfeld, who noted that she began the project in March and finished in May. “You need a magazine that has big shoulders for such a project.”
September’s issue in particular, which she refers to as “Icons,” marks the first time Roitfeld’s shoot has been featured on the newsstand cover of Bazaar U.S. (Images from her past portfolios were featured on the U.S. flip covers in November 2013 and May 2014, however).
Well, that sounds lovely. She apparently used fishnets in some way in each photo to link the women and make the series more cohesive. And she did an okay job with Gaga – she actually looks vaguely human, though the Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows are not really her, I don’t think.