Lady Gaga attends the 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City wearing Marc Jacobs and John Galliano...
Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Collection/John Galliano Spring 2010 Collection
Model: Angelika Kocheva
It kinda feels wrong to make this an In or Out because she's somewhat...shall we say, beyond such classifications. She doesn't dress to look stylish or pretty; she dresses to get the most attention she can possibly get. On that level, she's always an IN. But here's the thing about her: we get why she does what she does and we totally support it, 100 %. In a world of Britneys and Mileys, we need a Lady Gaga. So, good for her. More, please. But let's not treat this as something new or groundbreaking. The world of entertainment - and especially the world of pop music - always produces, at least once a decade, someone like this; someone who wants to flaunt* all conventions; who wants to go out looking as insane as she can possibly look in order to get people to look at her and talk about her. And these figures almost always come up through the ranks of the club scene or the punk scene or the drag scene or even the hippy scene. In other words, it's about taking elements from the fringe or the counterculture and shoving them in front of the eyes of the public where everyone can ooh and ahh and call her crazy and call her an artist. Like we said, we support and admire what she's doing; we just don't get why every time - EVERY SINGLE TIME a figure like her comes along, the press and the public treats her like something new. She's not doing anything new, but what she is doing, she's doing well.
*Leaving it in just to annoy all the vocabulary queens
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