Well, this is very striking. She’s actually wearing a hat, but doesn’t the way this photo has been cropped rather make it look like Gaga’s head is emerging from a golden primordial ooze? (In a super glamorous way, of course.) Look, we have no way of knowing that DIDN’T happen.

Here’s your subscriber cover:

US InStyle May 2020 - Lady Gaga by Nathaniel Goldberg Subscribers-1586395071

Gonna get one of those necklaces just to keep people’s germs away from me henceforth, tbh. Can we make those spikes much, much longer? (Definitely click through and see the rest of the editorial. It’s way more out there than InStyle usually goes — which feels apt for the subject, and indeed perhaps for our time in history.)