It did occur to me that it was a little strange that Gaga was the cover gal for the V Asian issue?
How does that …er…excuse the naivete…but …er…ahem …make sense?
This is what Creative Director, Steven Gan had to say: “Honestly, we searched high and low for Asian celebrities, and we seriously did our homework. But stars who are big in Asia rarely come to America, and getting someone shot over there the way we like things done, started to look tougher and tougher. Gaga and I were emailing the day “Born This Way” came out and I said, “You deserve another cover!” It turned out our Summer issue was coming out ten days before her new album was due to hit. And so I turned to Inez & Vinoodh to come up with an idea that showed her as 3 different characters: herself, a Japanese butterfly, and a Bollywood Shiva goddess. This was their idea, and it just seemed to fit so naturally.”
Do you buy that as an excuse?