We’ve all heard of her, most of us have heard her music, and many of us have also seen the crazy outfits she walks around in, but what is the true story behind Lady Gaga’s runway-style getups? Why so outrageous? Where does it come from? Well, it’s true that Lady Gaga does have interesting choices in attire, but she has been seen in relatively normal clothes as well…relative to what we normally see her in. Among her usual customized clothes, she has her own style of custom hoodies that range from the likes of an Indian head dress to a scantily clad Red Riding Hood. Like I said, relative to what she usually wears, this seems tame. But again I ask, where do all this nutty designs come from?
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Lady Gaga commented on these fashion choices and relayed that it’s not part of an image or character that she is trying to create, but rather that it is just the way she likes to dress and that she dresses like that all the time. In fact, she has worn pieces from fashion gurus from all over the world whose works might otherwise have stayed on the runway. Even as a girl, she recounts being laughed at and feeling out of place for the way she dressed and acted. Although, there is no doubt her outfits back then could beat out how outrageous her wardrobe has become.
As an impressionable youth, we all struggle to find the ideal means of expression, and for Lady Gaga, that was, and continues to be, her attire. Although it’s true she does express herself through song and dance, the way she dresses speaks to a different audience who might otherwise look at her as an object rather than a person with thoughts and ideas. It shows true initiative and innovation to create such a widely accepted and recognized sense of fashion, particularly because the fashion is linked to only one person. It takes a special kind of person to take a custom hoodie and turn it into something recognized on a global basis.
And so, we salute you, Lady Gaga for your inspirational fashion sense, attractive uniqueness, and exciting persona. We shall continue to follow your journey through the world of weird fashions and although we laugh we are all truly jealous that you can pull off such clothes in public.