Lady Gaga, Penelope Cruz & Linda Evangelista All Cover Harper’s Bazaar September 2014 Issue

Posted Thursday July 31, 2014 11:10 AM GMT

Putting their best foot forward for fall, Harper's Bazaar recruited a trio of beautiful babes to grace the September 2014 cover.

Global fashion director Carine Roitfeld selected Lady Gaga, Linda Evangelista and Penelope Cruz as her “iconic women,” all photographed by Sebastian Faena.

Meanwhile, check out highlights from the Lady Gaga's interview with Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld below!

Karl Lagerfeld: Since my Choupette is the most famous cat on the Internet, and your [French bulldog] Asia is the most famous dog on the Internet, should they meet? Does Asia have a personal maid like Choupette does?

Lady Gaga: They most certainly must meet! Asia is very sweet and calm. She would be very gentle with Choupette. She does not have a personal maid yet, but I adore making her little presents and cooking her homemade puppy food.

KL: Choupette is my muse. Is Asia your musical inspiration?

LG: Asia is my inspiration for many things. She has really shown me the importance of living in the moment. If I don’t, I’ll miss a precious look on her face! She is a very romantic and loving animal, and this sort of poetry is what art is all about, I think. Interaction. She loves to sit with me when I record jazz. She never barks or makes noise; she just looks at me with her big ears.

KL: What are you into? What’s your next fashion “trip”?

LG: I’ve been recently enjoying looking far and wide for the best vintage fashion I can find. Clothing with a story, a past. Heavy fabrics, jewels, veils. My latest trip is feeling a connection to all women throughout history through fashion. I love wearing clothes knowing that I’m carrying the spirit of previous fashionistas, and living out more of their fantasies, and my own. I believe clothes carry the soul of the designer and the person wearing them forever, so I look for clothes with a soul. Perhaps it’s something only I can see. But I know it’s real.

KL: I would call you the world’s ever-changing fashion icon. How does it feel to be chosen as Carine Roitfeld and Bazaar’s icon? You change all the time, but to me you stay the same Gaga. How do you manage that?

LG: It’s an honor for you to say that, Karl. You are very classic. Classic for me is something that changes all the time, like a drifting anchor. Even though I’m changing all the time, I’m always thinking of iconography—which is repetition of images—so I’m always different. I’m in a way wearing the same outfit over and over, but I’m just a different expression of the same woman. When I leave the house, I bear the souls of fashionistas who came before me; I continue to live glamorously to celebrate them. I’m just being me.

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar