One upside to being Lady Gaga is that when you’re constantly being photographed in crazy clothes, it’s a little easier to go incognito when you want.
That’s one of the revelations in a profile of the pop star in Vogue’s massive September issue, for which Gaga is the cover subject.
She says when she wants to “feel a little irresponsible and act like I’m nineteen,” she sometimes enlists her friends’ help in avoiding paparazzi — after which she might “roll into a bar” for drinks and (occasionally topless) dancing.
She also discusses her current “Born This Way Ball” tour, why she makes music and her recently launched fragrance, Fame, in the cover story. Vogue has a few excerpts online; here are some of the choicer bits:
On her tour, and the reuse of her infamous meat dress: “We were talking about putting the show together and I said, OK, what if I was someone’s grandma and I was going to a concert tonight. How would I know that it was a Gaga show? And we all just sort of looked at each other and said, ‘The meat dress.'”
On her fragrance: “The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.”
On why she makes music: “I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius.’ I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening, or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.”