Dr. Ryan Hediger
English 21011-805 December 8, 2011
Lady Gaga: Express Yourself
Lady Gaga represents herself expressively in the styles of clothing she wears. She is very unique and outstanding. Gaga has a very imaginative and open mind. Her style of how she wants to represent herself is that she is very free spirited and an emotional performer. In his book, Looking for Fame. The Life of a Pop Princess: Lady Gaga, Paul Lester quotes Lady Gaga: “I was always an entertainer. I was a ham as a little girl and I’m a ham today” (9). Lady Gaga struggled to get where she is today and with the help and support of her family and friends she became one of the biggest Pop Stars in such a short time in history. Lady Gaga is the
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Lady Gaga, as Robin Givhan states in her Article in Time Magazine, “Armani Goes Gaga”, is that, “She has been like a turbocharger for a fashion industry stuck in first gear ever since the global recession hit, the minimalist sensibility of Celine’s Phoebe Philo took hold, and the size of the models on the runway became more controversial than what they were wearing” (40). Lady Gaga met Giorgio Armani, an Italian designer, and he created some of her outfits for videos and performances, one of which is a green spangled leotard with shoulders like Mickey Mouse ears. Armani created a silver mini-dress with a lightning bolt head ornament. Gaga has worn some interesting outfits and mostly are inspired by Gaga and a particular song or performance has all the meaning and representation that Gaga wants the public to see. She is an artist. Every strange costume has a meaning behind it. The meat dress stood for if we don't stand up for what we believe in we won't be worth anything but the meat on our bones “Her style represents “liberation”, says Mathew Deflem”(39), as Givham quotes in her article. Gaga is very true to her style and meaning of her songs.
Lady Gaga started her own team of designers and calls them the “The Haus of Gaga”. Everyone that has something to do with Gaga and her outfits and accessories are a part of the Haus. Gaga has a sunglasses fetish and travels with a case of