Lady Gaga is transformed into a lingerie-clad Lady Liberty in this limited edition cover for V magazine‘s New York theme issue, which hit newsstands today.
But if you want one of these short-run covers, you’ll have to act fast. Two versions of the Liberty cover are available exclusively online through V’s shop, in limited editions of 1,000 each.
Altogether there are four variations of the V67 cover, after the magazine commissioned four NYC artists — Nate Lowman, Spencer Sweeney, Dan Colen and Aaron Young — to create their own personalized versions.
As for that icon-bending image of Lady G, editor Stephen Gan is unapologetic: “Just as the Statue of Liberty was France’s gift to America, Gaga is, to us, New York’s greatest gift to pop culture and fashion,” he says. ” She has become a bonafide genius and we can safely declare her our muse.”
Which may explain why Marc Jacobs — the city’s real fashion leader — looks a bit miffed sitting next to her!