'Harper's Bazaar', the popular American women fashion magazine, is set to celebrate its 150th founding anniversary in 2017. To kick off the celebration, the magazine will release an issue in commemoration of its own milestone featuring Lady Gaga.
Photographed by the Dutch fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Lady Gaga wears masterpieces from the likes of fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Erdem Moralioglu.
The new issue, which is set to hit newsstands on November 22nd, will also be accompanied with an essay penned by Lady Gaga herself. Because the magazine is famously known for exploring 'what it means to be a woman in the modern world', Lady Gaga shares her thoughts about the topic. You can read her full essay here.
Lady Gaga, who just turned 30 this year, said in the essay that she's already 'a fully formed woman'.
"I turned 30 this year, and I'm a fully formed woman. I have a clear perspective on what I want. That, for me, is success," she wrote. "I want to be somebody who is fighting for what's true—not for more attention, more fame, more accolades."
Hitting on the magazine's main topic, Lady Gaga shares what it means to be a woman of today. She wrote in the essay: "Being a lady today means being a fighter. It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself be vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you're sad or you're angry. It takes great strength to do that."