Steven Klein

Steven Klein (born on April 30, 1965 in Rhode Island) is an American photographer based in New York. After studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, he moved into the field of photography. Klein shot high-profile advertising campaigns for various clients including Calvin KleinDolce & GabbanaLouis VuittonBalenciagaAlexander McQueen and Nike and is a regular contributor to magazines including American and Paris Voguei-D, Numéro, W and Arena. His work has featured in numerous exhibitions, as Gagosian Gallery, California and the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery in Florence. Steven Klein is well known for his W Magazine editorials with Madonna, Tom Ford, Brad Pitt and numerous others.

Work with Lady Gaga

  • Klein met with Gaga in person for the first time in London - UK, on March 5, 2010.

April 30-May 1, 2010

For the music video, see "Alejandro"
  1. Outfit by Atsuko Kudo
  • Photograph from the set of "Alejandro" Music video shot on April 30, 2010. Klein described the video as "[It is] about a woman's desire to resurrect a dead love and who can not face the brutality of her present situation. The pain of living without your true love."

February 19 & 20, 2012

For more information, see "Fame".
[A]: Gaga: Mask by Jac Langheim. Little men (dancers): Mask by Rein Vollenga, underwear by Male Power.
[B]: Hat and mask by Philip Treacy, custom bodysuit by Jac Langheim, shoes by Atalanta Weller.
  1. Lady Gaga wears a custom bodysuit by Jac Langheim, mask and hat by Philip Treacy and shoes by Pleaser.
  2. Lady Gaga wears a custom outfit by Rachael Barrett and shoes by Pleaser.
  3. Lady Gaga wears a bodysuit by Mugler and the second scene a custom outfit by Tex Saverio.
  4. Lady Gaga wears a crown by Salvatore Salamone and a custom liquid dress by Bart Hess and the second scene a custom neckpiece by Alexis Bittar.

In two days, the crew shot the campaign video for "Fame" and did a photoshoot for the promotional image. The "safe version" as described by Klein of the campaign film was released on September 13, 2012 . In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Klein revealed that he made a director's cut of the film which include the full scene where Gaga "Kills all the boys, like a massacre". At the moment of release of the article in 2012, there was no clear plans on when it will be released.

Media use
  1. Official ads made in the uncensored and censored versions.
  2. Variation of this photograph is seen on the paper shopping bags.


For more information, see "EAU DE GAGA".
Lady Gaga wears a dress by Alexandre Vauthier.
Media use

The Born This Way Ball

The projection on the inflatable legs at The Born This Way Ball used while preforming "Born This Way" was filmed by Steven Klein.

September 21, 2013

Date September 21, 2013
Location Los Angeles, CA Us
Camera P45+ by Phase One

9-21-13 Steven Klein 005 Final

Album and Single artworks

June 16, 2014

June 17, 2014

Date June 17, 2014
Location New York City, NY Us

6-17-14 Steven Klein 001

Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Thom Browne and stockings by Falke.

Lady Gaga wears a jumpsuit by David Samuel Menkes.

Lady Gaga wears a coat by John Galliano, a bra, skirt and headpiece by Gail Be Designs with Swarovski crystals.

Lady Gaga wears a "Stefani Loves Tony" custom t-shirt by BCalla.

Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Stephane Rolland.

Album and Single artworks
Magazines and newspapers
Promos only

September 12, 2015

November 2-3 and 25, 2015

  1. Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Alexander McQueen and gloves by Augustin Teboul.
  2. Lady Gaga wears a glove by Shaun Leane, rings by Lynn Ban and w/ Daphne Guinness, an outfit by Alexander McQueen.
  3. Lady Gaga wears a headpiece by Philip Treacy, stockings by Wolford and w/ Daphne Guinness an outfit and platforms by McQueen.
  4. Lady Gaga wears a headpiece by Philip TreacyAlexander McQueen.
  5. Lady Gaga wears a jacket and platforms by McQueen, a shirt by Givenchy x McQueen, a garter belt by What Katie Did, stockings by Falke, a headpiece by Philip Treacy and rings by Lynn Ban.
  6. Lady Gaga wears a jacket and platforms by Alexander McQueen, a bustier by Deborah Marquit, an earring by Fallon, brooches and rings by CZ x Kenneth Jay Lane, a diamond ring by Casa Reale and gloves by Majesty Black.
  7. Lady Gaga wears a dress and platforms by McQueen and a headpiece by Philip Treacy.
  8. Lady Gaga wears a dress and coat by Alexander McQueen and jewelry by Guinness.

Media use



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