Lady Gaga is the inspiration for the weekly “fashion for music and music for fashion” post. Therefore, it was only fair that she should be featured for the first post. Everything has been said about Lady Gaga’s fashion sense or lack thereof in some people’s opinion. This week, Lady Gaga’s cover of Vanity Fair’s September Issue was released. The article feature was written by Lisa Robinson who quotes descriptions Gaga has been called by the press such as, “a drag queen”, “a hermaphrodite”, “outlandish”, and “a gay man trapped in a woman’s body”. Needless to say, if there’s anything Gaga can do it’s stir up controversy and press clippings.
However, to me, Gaga is just herself. Yes, she wears outfits that are completely bizarre, but, you have to respect her for always expressing herself. She isn’t afraid of what people think nor does she care. In essence, Gaga lives by her own standards of both music and fashion which is why she is such an inspiration to me. Also, her clothes seem to be a part of her music. It’s all about shock value and saying or doing the things that most people are scared to do or say.
Plus, Gaga manages to make the most ridiculous fashions wearable. I’ll never forget the McQueen outfit from the “Bad Romance” video. It reminded me of the Space Age clothes of the 60s but it was more futuristic. Gaga looked like the Queen of the Future and she was reigning through her music. Everything was cutting edge and fresh, from her hair to her nails, to the McQueen ten inch heels. Some people look at this outfit and cringe, I on the other hand admired Gaga for her boldness. Only Gaga could pull off that McQueen outfit the way she did.
And who could forget the infamous MTV performance where Gaga hung herself after performing “Paparazzi”? The outfit bled on its own and the look on most of the audience’s faces was priceless. As I said earlier, Gaga knows how to rack up press clippings. She gives journalists a story, bloggers a blog post, and a hit song for the DJ to spin for the radio or the club. Gaga’s home is music but without her fashion, she probably wouldn’t be as controversial. Her music makes you feel, dance, and sing. But it’s her fashion that makes you look at her. Her fashion draws you in. And for Gaga, you can’t have one without the other. She combines both her music & fashion in such a unique way. Not only did she create the phrase “fashion for music and music for fashion” but she embodies it in every way possible.
And there it is. The Fashion and Style of the Pen…de la Pen.