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Lady Gaga named magazine editor of the year

Lady Gaga is to be honored as Daily Front Row's Editor of The Year thanks to her work for fashion publication V Magazine.

The Applause singer took charge of the magazine's January (16) issue, serving as both guest editor and cover girl, appearing on the front of an unprecedented 16 different front pages.

And now her work is being honored by officials at fashion site Daily Front Row, who will present her with the Editor of the Year title at the second annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in West Hollywood on Sunday (20Mar16).

"We are absolutely thrilled to honor Lady Gaga with this award," Daily Front Row's editor-in-chief Brandusa Niro says in a statement. "She is an enormous talent and one of the most complex and astonishing artists of our time. She masterminded a record-setting 16 covers for the pre-Spring issue and edited the the entire magazine.

"We celebrate her tremendous contributions to music, fashion, film, and culture, all reflected in the way she conceptualized her issue of V Magazine, and these breathtaking covers."

Among the 16 covers was a revealing portrait of Gaga and her actor fiance Taylor Kinney, who posed naked after having sex on a paint canvas.

In her guest editor's letter, she wrote, "We made love on the canvas on a Sunday in Chicago. We made love amidst chaos. We talked about shootings. We made love amidst terrorism. And we talked about how people's hearts are also suffering all over the world as they watch and witness a swell of violence. We made love amidst violence."

The result of their tryst is a colorful abstract painting, which was also featured in the magazine.

Proceeds from the $50 magazine benefited Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.

Reality TV star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie will host Sunday's ceremony, where supermodel Gigi Hadid's younger sister Bella will be honored with the Model of the Year title, and Tobey Maguire's jewelry designer wife Jennifer Meyer and Chanel mastermind Karl Lagerfeld will be feted with special accolades as well.

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