Pop superstar Lady Gaga has revealed that her costumes and clothes have saved her from being sad.

The 27-year-old Bad Romance hitmaker admitted that her whacky outfit choices are what stops her from getting depressed. 

Speaking to Fashion magazine the star said:  "Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad.

"I've always cared about my costumes and my clothes. When I leave my apartment I like to look pretty for my fans but not [in a] hot sexy girl [way] - I don't care about that. I just want to make you feel something with what I wear. 

"I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go - that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone. 

"This is who I am and it's never been an act and it's never been marketing. This is me all the way to my core and fashion is a big part of my life."

Lady Gaga also spoke candidly about her long-term relationship with actor Taylor Kinney. She said: "It has been hard for me to find it, but I have found love. When you meet someone that's not intimidated by the amazing people that are around you [or] by the love that you receive - that's love. 

"Men weren't always happy for me. It was very challenging to watch a woman be so successful."