Photo Credit: Steven Klein
Lady Gaga certainly knows how to get our attention.
The 26-year-old pop goddess has tweeted a new image from the ad campaign for her perfume Fame, and it's certainly eye-catching. The photo shows Gaga posing in the nude wearing only a black mask and holding a bottle of the perfume. Scattered across her body are miniature men (very Little Monsters?) strategically covering her lady parts and seemingly sculpting her like a statue.
After seeing this strange but gorgeous black-and-white pic, we'd be hard-pressed to believe that Lady Gaga has any self-esteem issues. It's clear that she trusts photographer Steven Klein, with whom she worked on her "Alejandro" music video. Still, she tweeted her fans that she had some jitters about the big reveal.
"i won't lie I'm a bit nervous. its been a while since i've shared some work with you. But i'm so proud of Steven+I, we really did not sleep!" she tweeted along with the image. "Photo by STEVEN KLEIN. The First Ever Black Eau de Parfum. Model: Lady Gaga."
Still, Gaga has done racier things before. Remember her VMAs meat dress? Or her meat bikini? Lady Gaga has made a career out of subverting our expectations of her, so in that regard this ad actually seems quite tame. And just look how gorgeous she is!
It's more what Mother Monster claims is in the perfume that has us a bit concerned. According to Gaga, it's not flowers and hints of citrus lending their aroma to the frangrance.
"[Blood and semen] is in the perfume, but it doesn't smell like it. You just get sort of the after feeling of sex from the semen, and the blood is sort of primal," she told Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show last year. "And the blood was taken from my own blood sample, so it's like a sense of having me on your skin."
Of course, the official description of Fame, billed as the "first-ever black perfume" (it turns clear once spray), says that it has notes of "tears of belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops." Sounds a bit more appealing than Gaga's version of the ingredients.