When it comes to Lady GaGa, it takes a lot to shock us (ten-inch platforms on airplanes, coats made of famous animal puppets and unexplained tea cups all seem pretty standard now). So when pictures surfaced of an Elvis Presley look-a-like in a black suit, smoking a cigarette and scowling, we were stunned to hear it was Lady GaGa herself.
The concept of gender has followed Lady GaGa since the beginning of her career, but the ever-elusive singer brushed them off, saying: 'This has been the greatest accomplishment of my life – to get young people to throw away what society has taught them is wrong.'
Gaga was photographed by Nick Knight and the photos are set to appear in a men’s fashion editorial for the September issue of Vogue Hommes Japan. Not since Annie Lennox has a musical gender swap been so fabulous. Perhaps she would like to be called Lord GaGa from now on?
By Clodagh Dunne