This may be the first time Lady Gaga has covered a magazine whose outrageousness has nothing to with her. Sure, she's dressed in a mermaid oufit but
The standard size is a slightly less absurd $375. (Although, paying a month's rent for it would be sort of fitting since it would take up most of my apartment.)
That being said, if this did happen to show up in our office for not $1,500, we would definitely be excited to flip through it--and not just for giant, mermaid-like Gaga. Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Ryan McGinley, Tom Sachs, Marina Abramovic and Ridley Scott are among the issue's contributors. To see their work on such a large scale actually sounds pretty amazing.
Would you spend $1.5K on a magazine that you can't preview beforehand, is totally impractical in size, but is probably really, really cool to look at?