Last week on Instagram Lana Del Rey announced the release date of her new album Honeymoon as 18 September. As ever there has been a flurry of activity following the announcement, which for now has culminated in today’s breaking cover of V97 photographed by Steven Klein with fashion by Mel Ottenberg. For the cover story Klein shot an intimate series of Polaroids, which is accompanied by a rare interview in which Lana speaks with James Franco. The billing alone makes the self-proclaimed “best of the best issue” as good as its word.

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Credits include: Publication, V97 Fall 2015; Title, “Girl Most Likely”; Photography, Steven Klein; Fashion, Mel Ottenberg; Magazine interview, James Franco.

Lana Del Rey | V97 Fall 2015 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Lana Del Rey | V97 Fall 2015 (Photography: Steven Klein)