Shot by Mario Testino, Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs grace the cover of the new issue of V Magazine, which is the "New York Issue." Also featured are Jake Shears, Mark Ronson and Debbie Harry. Lady Gaga poses as the Statue of Liberty alongside designer Marc Jacobs for this cover, in which artist Dan Colen interpreted the iconic “V” using bubble gum as his medium.
Editor Stephen Gan explains, "Just as the Statue of Liberty was France's gift to America, Gaga is, to us, New York's greatest gift to pop culture and fashion. She embodies everything V is about, and is also a beacon of the city's creativity and hope. Exactly one year after her first V cover (the first fashion magazine cover she was on), we decided to do The New York issue, and she was the first person who came to mind to represent our great city. In the year that's passed, she has become a bonafide genius and we can safely declare her our muse. Above all, a New York issue should celebrate people who've done great things. We at V are grateful Gaga came along to put the New back in New York!"