Gaga poses as ‘oil-covered mermaid’ for 7ft tall magazine

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 14:54 PM IST

London: Lady Gaga can be seen in her latest incarnation as a mermaid on the cover of Visionaire’s “larger than life” issue.

At seven-feet tall, Visionaire’ s latest issue is the largest magazine ever published, and was launched on Nov 2 in New York.

The magazine, which was founded in 1991, chose an arresting image of Gaga as an oil-covered mermaid, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

There is also an image of Karl Lagerfeld, as voyeur, wandering around a stage of out-sized legs and bottoms.

Other contributors to the issue include photographers Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Bruce Weber, Sam Taylor-Wood and Ridley Scott.

“Continuing Visionaire ‘s longstanding tradition of challenging the rules of publishing, this issue gives iconic artists and image-makers the forum to take their visions to a massive scale,” the Telegraph quoted the magazine’s editors as saying.

Published three times a year, Visionaire takes on a completely different format and theme each time, and quickly become collectors’ items.

The deluxe issue is 57 inches by 79 inches, and only 250 copies will be printed, and will cost 1,500 dollars, and a smaller version for just 375 dollars.

ANI