Lady Gaga covers the October 2013 issue of Elle
magazine. Gaga is wearing Schiaparelli on the cover. In the interview, she talks about handling pressure, critics and how she prepared for her new album, ArtPop
On Handling Pressure
: "What are you talking about, pressure? I'm great under pressure. I'm a warrior. I'm Rocky, round 12."
On Preparing for ArtPop
: "I went to look back to myself being 19, with all my Warhol books and all my Yoko Ono and John Lennon CDs, my Rolling Stones CDs and my Bowie..., and I said, what would she want me to do right now? Well she'd want you to call Jeff Koons and Robert Wilson and Marina Abramovic and Inez and Vinoodh…And that's what I did!"
On Her Critics
: "Everyone is so cynical - that I can't purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking me if I really, truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?"