Lady Gaga fronts 'Vogue' September issue

Lady Gaga took to Twitter August 9 to unveil her eagerly awaited front cover for the September issue of US Vogue.

"Im so excited to post the SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE in 30 min! Photographed by MERT & MARCUS," tweeted the songstress, before posting a picture of her stunning front cover.

Sporting huge backcombed hair, the songstress is clad in a hot pink fishtail gown by Marc Jacobs, with styling by Grace Coddington.

The moody full-length image is a stark contrast to the typical close-ups of smiling celebrities that often make the front cover, and it appears to have gone down well with Gaga's 28 million-plus followers.

"My water just broke," wrote one fan, while another remarked a similarity to American drag queen RuPaul.

Vogue has long been amorous with pop stars, with Madonna famously fronting the cover in 1989 and British soul sensation Adele making the grade back in March this year.

Publications regularly look to put the biggest stars on the covers of their September issue; other already revealed covers for September 2012 including Karlie Kloss on the covers of both Vogue Japan and British Vogue, Keira Knightley for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar UK and Victoria Beckham for US Glamour.

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