Lady Gaga shocks, fascinates and makes controversy. I would not call her the most stylish woman alive but she certainly knows all the ins and outs and she plays with fashion easily. Born on March 28, 1986 as the oldest child to Italian American parents, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta did not resemble the “pop-electronic diva” she is right now.
She was named ‘Lady Gaga' after a song “Radio Ga Ga” by Queen. The rumour has it that it was her entrance song (instead of saying hello, Stefani would start singing “Radio Ga Ga”). She is not a natural blonde, she just dyed her hair blond after she was accidently called Amy Winehouse. Today she is often compared to madonna and Christina Aguilera but her unique style makes her totally distinguishable.
Lady Gaga accentuates that fashion is a love of her life (“I'm very into fashion”). Her style has been widely commented and this is a clear sign that people either admire it or just detest it. US Magazine called her the worst dressed of the year but she apparently did not let them bother her. The famous fashion consultant, Stacy London says she just doe not understand Lady Gaga's style.
Difficult to get away from in terms of her consistent pushing of fashion boundaries, Lady Gaga has shocked and fascinated the fashion world in equal measures. From her meat dress to hair pieces and her Kermit the Frog dress, Lady Gaga is rarely boring.
- Lady Gaga who is known for her wild wardrobe choices is “well-appointed in accessories” like a hair bow, hat, sunglasses, gloves and even a couture neck brace.
- On the “Pocker Face; Remixes” packaging she was seen wearing aKiki de Montparnasse – handkrafted Italian masks
- Lady Gaga appeared semi-nude, wearing only plastic bubbles, on the cover of the annual ‘Hot 100' issue of Rolling Stone
- She donned six crazy outfits for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the most remarkable one was the belly-baring bodysuit stained with fake blood!
- Gaga showed her love for overly strong shoulders while celebrating the release of her album ‘The Fame Monster'
- Her another fashion do(n't?): a silk orb-like Giorgio Armani Prive dress at the 2010 Grammy Awards Red Carpet
See the best Lady Gaga's looks:
MTV Europe Music Awards 2011
Lady Gaga stole the show in a series of mind-blowing futuristic ensembles straight from the newly relaunched Paco Rabane collection for Spring 2012. One of them was a floor-length gown made of silver squares with power shoulders and a fishtail. Lady Gaga finished her interplanetary look with straight tiered hair extentions worn in a high ponytail and a bold makeup.
La Maison De Fashion in Los Angeles
Lady Gaga surprised us with an unusual fashion choice. This time she ditched the couture gowns made of meat and bubbles in favour of an elegant black one-shoulder dress from versace Fall 2011 collection. It was decorated with a purple and yellow tulip print that covered the front. She accessorized it with christian louboutin Daffodil heels.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
For the grand entrance of MTV VMA Lad Gaga chose a dramatic Renaissance-inspired tulle gown from Alexander McQueen's fall 2010 winter 2011 collection. She looked rather fashionably reserved with her choice accompanied with a gold feather headpiece – reserved, in comparison to the meat coastume she wore later.
And her worst looks:
Lady Gaga is perhaps the ultimate celebrity when it comes to bizarre, outrageous outfits. From her dresses made of raw meat to her platform shoes without heels, she is rarely seen in anything ordinary. The same applies to her sunglasses. She often favours bug-eye or visor sunglasses designed to make an impact, rather than look stylish. Fashion trends are ignored as she follows her own individual sense of style. For this look, the key is to source sunglasses with wacky designs, such as Jeremy Scott's Mickey Mouse sunglasses.
Lady Gaga has on several occasions been spotted at her shows wearing high waisted 50s style knickers. They can be worn as hot pant style shorts or you can pair them with hosiery if you are not comfortable showing too much leg.
Being both one of the most successful and most controversial pop icons in recent times, Lady Gaga never seems to bore us with her clothing choices. The most notorious of them all was the “meat dress” worn during the 2010 VMAs. Constructed primarily of raw flank steak, the dress was both outrageous and appalling. While Gaga admitted that she only wore it to send a message, the outfit still remains one of the worst fashion statements made in history.
Every few years, Lady Gaga's creative spirit has shed one sparkling skin for another, keeping up with the grand tradition of great pop divas. But her reincarnations extend beyond music: The singer's artistic expression extends to her wild wardrobe, which has featured dresses made of some…unusual materials (like meat), jackets made of Kermit-the-Frogs, and flowy gowns made of beautiful velvets. With Lady Gaga's Chromatica era beginning, she always has a lot of unique looks to exhibit in her iconic music videos, on the stage, and on the red carpet. Gaga's creeping styles become word of mouth now and then but do you also believe she has taken her individual and iconic style down a notch in recent years?