Lady Gaga revists her metallic, Terminator-like look from the ‘You & I‘ video (where she met rumored squeeze Taylor Kinney) on the cover of the January 2012 issue of L’Uomo Vogue.

 

It’s the Italian version of the fashion bible and since Gaga is a proud Italian,  no doubt this cover is extra special for her and ranks at the top of her favorite covers she’s appeared on. We know, there are many.

Ms. Germanotta is gracing the “Big Ones” issue and who’s bigger than the Mother Monster? The shots are black and white and feature Gaga wrapped in metallic wiring on her arm. It’s one of her most fashion-forward spreads.

In addition, there are metallic accoutrements affixed to her face and chin and Gaga rocks the menswear look, clad in a Yves Saint Laurent blazer and Chanel trousers, which should could have borrowed from her alter ego Jo Calderone.

Gaga’s sporting a fancy Philip Treacy hat on the cover, too.

To counteract the masculine nature of her attire, there is a shot of a topless Gaga, showing off her lady lumps in the spread. It’s done tastefully — albeit our censorship alterations — as part of this high-fashion editorial.

Her hair is also au naturel and there are signs of severe split ends, thanks to all her wigs and extensions. But given the styling of the shots and Gaga’s willingness to bare all, it looks artistic and fashion-forward, as opposed to garish. She’s truly willing to expose everything, from a breast to her follicular roots.

The shots were done by Inez and Vinoodh, who shot her ‘You & I’ Haus of U fashion videos last summer. Three videos were released, but Gaga told us there were five total. As far as we can tell, the final two are not yet issued.

Have a look at the photos from the spread.