Paws up, hunties: it’s Mother Monster’s birthday! Today, the mega superstar landed on her rocket ship to spread love and self-acceptance 31 years ago! Besides hanging out with RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, and Carson Kressley on last Friday’s GAGA-sized premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 on VH1, she’s shaping up to have the biggest year EVER: her Joanne tour kicks off this summer and she begins shooting “A Star Is Born.” We’ve compiled all our FAVORITE Gaga photo shoots dripping with charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent, AND eleganza.
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Hello Kitty (girl!)
This Tom Munro photo shoot from her early days is so simple and stunning.
This David LaChapelle moment is EVERYTHING.
This one too:
Does everybody remember her 2009 photo shoot with V Magazine?! This was her first collaboration with the magazine (she’s now done over 20 covers for the fashion-forward magazine.
Pretty in pink.
This Tom Munro outtake is how I want to eat a Big Mac.
Born this regal:
Love this strawberry blond hair bow.
Her gray phase was iconic.
With the most adorable smile.
I think about this Mario Testino shoot for Vogue often.
2011 was arguably Gaga’s most transformative year:
I adore this photo for the fashion and the commentary:
Too chic to function:
Monochomatic for the win:
Cher Horowitz’s doppleganger in Harper’s Bazaar:
Kill Bill realness:
ARTPOP TIL YOU DROP:
Sailor Moon vibes:
The future is female:
Too cool for school.
Happy birthday, Gaga! We love you!