In a worldwide exclusive, V Magazine and Steven Klein come together to capture Madonna and Katy Perry in their element, under the sartorial eye of Arianne Phillips. Did you know that these two, the most famous acts on the planet, are also fast friends? Here are a few of their choice quotes from the accompanying story, the entirety of which will appear on newsstands this Memorial Day.
ON THE PHYSICALITY OF THIS PHOTO SHOOT:
KATY PERRY I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting.
MADONNA It’s good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel.
ON PROVOCATIVE SHOWMANSHIP:
M I would always say, Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand. I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do.
KP I haven’t gone that far yet, but maybe under your great mentorship I might reach that point.
ON GETTING READY FOR A TOUR:
M A couple of weeks before my production rehearsals I look and feel like a truck ran me over.
KP [laughs] Oh, I look like that now.
ON OCD TENDENCIES:
KP Im so OCD that I want those letters in alphabetical order. C-D-O would be my preference.
READ THE FULL INTEVIEW IN V89 ON NEWSSTANDS THIS MEMORIAL DAY. CAN’T WAIT? PRE-ORDER THE ISSUE HERE!
ART DIRECTOR GIOVANNI BIANCO MAKEUP (KATY PERRY) SAMMY MOURABIT FOR COVERGIRL (STREETERS) MAKEUP (MADONNA) GINA BROOKE FOR INTRACEUTICALS (J ARTIST MANAGEMENT) HAIR (KATY PERRY) SHON (JULIAN WATSON AGENCY) HAIR (MADONNA) ANDY LECOMPTE (THE WALL GROUP) MANICURE (KATY PERRY) PATTIE YANKEE FOR PATRICIA NAIL LACQUER MANICURE (MADONNA) MAKI SAKAMOTO FOR GELISH GEL POLISH (KATE RYAN INC.) SET DESIGN ANDREA STANLEY (LALALAND ARTISTS) LIGHTING DIRECTOR SAM ROCK DIGITAL TECHNICIAN CHARLES LU
POST TECHNICIAN JIM ALEXANDROU LIGHTING ASSISTANT KRIS SHACOCHIS PHOTO ASSISTANTS ALEX LOCKETT, PATRICK RACHEFF, ANDREW SMITH STYLIST ASSISTANTS EYOB YOHANNES, LAUREN BENSKY, ESTHER MATHILLA MAKEUP ASSISTANT (MADONNA) NHI DANH HAIR ASSISTANT (MADONNA) DANIEL GAROFALI HAIR ASSISTANTS (KATY PERRY) RYUTA SAIGA AND COREY TUTTLE TAILOR (KATY PERRY) WESLEY NAULT (IN-HOUSE ATELIER) TAILOR (MADONNA) ALBERTA ROC PRODUCER KELLIE TISSEAR (NORTH6) PRODUCTION FOR STEVEN KLEIN STUDIO ADAM SHERMAN PRODUCTION COORDINATOR KEVIN KENRICK (NORTH6) PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS RYAN MORGAN AND CAMERON EVERETT (NORTH6) SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS NICK THALHUBER AND DEVIN RUTZ RETOUCHING BOX STUDIOS LOCATION HIGHLINE STAGES, NEW YORK CATERING MONTERONE SPECIAL THANKS LIZ ROSENBERG, GUY OSEARY, SARA ZAMBRENO TURNER, RUTH BERNSTEIN, NGOC HOANG, NORMANN SHAY CHOREOGRAPHY, ALEXANDRA LICITRA, JAIDEE NIKITA, ROMY BYRNE, TESSA ANTIFAVE