Just got my copy of Vogue December. I am enamoured with this photograph for two reasons: 1) It’s a beautifully conceived picture by the powerful duo of Grace Coddington and Annie Leibovitz, illustrating once again (we’ve already seen it in The Septmeber Issue) that Ms Coddington is the unsurpassed doyene of the pictorial narrative; and 2) Lady Gaga gets combusted!
English actor Andrew Garfield (of The Other Boleyn Girl fame) and compatriot, the model Lily Cole, play Hansel and Gretel, Vogue‘s salute to the Metropolitan Opera’s production of the Engelbert Humperdinck’s version of the Grimm brothers’ take on a German fairy tale. The surprise is Lady gaga as the witch. But the real delight is that she gets burned in the oven. We know what happened to the witch in the end. Now, waiting for her singing career to get singed!