American superstar Lady Gaga takes the cover story of Elle Magazine‘s November 2018 Women In Hollywood edition captured by fashion photographers Andrea Gelardin & Ruth Hogben. In charge of styling was Nicola Formichetti, with beauty from makeup artist Sarah Nicole Tanno, and hair stylist Frederic Aspiras.
“For me, in music and in acting, I’m always pulling from my past experiences, family dynamics, relationships, pain, happiness, joy, the roller coaster ride of my life—how that has kind of created this beautiful disco ball that’s somehow refracted and fractured. The opening moment, where you see him pop some pills, down some booze, hop onstage, and just electrify the audience until the last bass note hits, and the limousine door shuts as the cameras are flashing, and it goes to total silence—this is how I feel as a performer. That’s what it feels like when you go onstage, and there are 20,000 people screaming, and you’re singing, and dancing, and performing, and then the show is over, and there is no sound. It’s emotional.
Success tests relationships, it tests families. It tests your dynamic with your friends. There is a price to stardom. I can’t make music or act without using and accessing the pain that I have in my heart. I mean, what better place to put it? Otherwise, it’s of no good use.” – Gaga for Elle US.