Where Lady Gaga goes, fashion follows. So it should come as no surprise that her new album, ARTPOP, and its first single, "Applause," have more than a few connections to the industry.
"Applause" marks Gaga's return to music — and to high-concept sartorial messaging — after a six-month absence from performing. The single will debut on Aug. 19, and the singer will walk the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards less than a week later. The full album is due out on Nov. 11, but we've already got a look at the designers, photographers, and fashion houses that have helped shape how Gaga will present this album, and herself, to the world.