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Lana Del Rey Defends Her Lips in T

Lana Del Rey, shot by Terry Richardson.
Lana Del Rey, shot by Terry Richardson.

Lana Del Rey covers T’s spring fashion issue, shot by Terry Richardson, and the accompanying story defines her as “the perfect antidote to Rihanna-Gaga overload — dare we say, a skinnier Adele, a more stable Amy Winehouse?” Whatever we’re supposed to infer from that is unclear (does the world need a skinnier Adele?), but the article does attempt to lay to rest rumors about Del Rey’s large, enhanced-looking lips.

The subject of Del Rey’s mouth is an irresistible one. So, sitting on the steps of a 25th Street brownstone, I ask the seemingly preposterous question. “It’s fine,” she assures me. “They’re real lips, I mean. In real life my lips don’t look that big. I think because I cartoonized the footage of myself in the video for ‘Video Games’ things look exaggerated.”

So, we’ll take that as a “no”?

Lana Del Rey Defends Her Lips in T