BAZAAR’s December/January 2024 Art Issue: Lana Del Ray

by | Nov 23, 2023 | Music

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Photographer: Collier Schorr

Lana Del Rey Leads With Her Heart

Harper’s Bazaar: Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, first released music under her own name, as Lizzy Grant. But when that failed to chart, she chose a stage name and a new look—one that pulled from the iconography of doomed beauty, a pastiche of pinup bombshell and gangster’s girlfriend. She was Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner, Priscilla Presley, Karen Black in Easy Rider. Her videos were a collage of images signaling the American dream gone wrong: blinking neon, leaves in the swimming pools, death and love and sex displayed before the flag. Was it one reference too many? Stage names, symbolism, and reinvention are nothing new to music. Yet in Del Rey’s case, some people felt inexplicably tricked. So, who is she *really?

Keep reading the cover story here.

Photographer: Collier Schorr
Stylist: Yashua Simmons
Creative Director: Laura Genninger
Story by: Chloé Cooper Jones
Hair: Anna Cofone for Authentic Beauty Concept
Makeup: Etienne Ortega for Milk Makeup
Manicure: Emi Kudo for Dior Beauty
Entertainment Director: Andrea Cuttler
Production: Day International
Set design: Maxim Jezek


F**ked My Way Up to the Top: The Complete Biography of Lana Del Rey Using Her Own Words


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