No ideas about what to get your mom for the holidays this year? Why not get her the Terry Richardson-lensed Lady Gaga coffee table book?
It's amazing that a project like this hasn't happened already, but it's just been announced that the two collaborated on a photo book that will be released on November 22. The publisher, Grand Central Books, said in a release that "it will be one of the most stunning, provocative and coveted books of the 2011 holiday season." Of course it will be!
Apparently Richardson had full access to the singer for ten months from August 2010 through February 2011 and "nothing was off limits." The end result is 350 black and white and color photos of Gaga, which will be heavy on "random, behind-the-scenes" images. Gaga penned the intro for the book, and hopefully it is a bit less stream-of-consciousness then her rambling columns for V.
We're pretty sure there's going to be some very weird shit in there. Can you imagine these two minds coming together? These two have worked together in the past, most notably on the Vogue Hommes Japan cover shoot in which she first debuted her penchant for meat clothing. We wonder if it will be covered in plain paper like Madonna's Sex book?
This is obviously a collab made in heaven. Or hell, depending on your taste and aesthetics.