A week from Friday is how long until Lust for Life, the forthcoming fifth studio record by Lana Del Rey, is finally released to the public. High time! The buildup to the album release has not exactly been one of tedium thanks in part to the odd single with, say, The Weeknd or for that matter a raft of press including the covers of Dazed and British ELLE. Lana’s latest media offering, however is a veritable feast and comes in the form of a cover and story by David LaChapelle running in the current issue of Flaunt. That billing alone is worth the price of admission and neither disappoint for this captivating cover story set more than 40 years ago during America’s bicentennial. Lana assumes a variety of roles from choir girl (pictured, wearing Brandon Maxwell) to beauty queen. The images are mesmerizing, if not hauntingly so, not unlike her music. Lana reportedly would not do the shoot unless LaChapelle were enlisted, which the magazine was all to eager to see happen. The resulting shoot and the more than 4700 word story are something to savor in the days before Lust for Life finally sees the light of day.

Please visit flaunt.com to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, Flaunt The Cadence Issue N°154; Title, “Lana Del Rey”; Photography, David LaChapelle; Styling, Brett Alan Nelson for The Only Agency; Hair, Anna Cofone for The Wall Group; Makeup, Pamela Cochrane Bridge Artists; Prop styling, Josh Paul Thomas;

Lana Del Rey | Flaunt The Cadence Issue: Arrhythmias N°154 (Photography: David LaChapelle)

Lana Del Rey | Flaunt The Cadence Issue: Arrhythmias N°154 (Photography: David LaChapelle)