Friday, 11 March 2016

"Long live our noble Mother Monster!": Lady Gaga's Style Influence

Singer, songwriter, actress. She is more than that! Lady Gaga is a phenomenon (in the broadest sense of the word) which excites the minds and imagination of millions since 2008.

Lady Gaga, Mother Monster, New Queen of Pop - she rightfully merited all these titles for her significant impact on the international pop music and fashion. 

Playing with the edge, pushing the boundaries and shocking people with her eccentric individuality, her fearlessness and absolute undeniable creativity, she became an officially recognized style icon (in 2011 on CFDA) and made "the outrageous" as new fashion trend.


Such famous brands as Alexander McQueen, Versace, Marc Jacobs are constantly draw inspiration from her scenic images.
As designer Karl Lagerfeld once said: "Gaga gives the world her music and her talent, but the thing I like most is that she fights against boredom and banality. She also puts forth an ever-changing, inspiring, and strong image - an image beyond fashion."

In her turn, Lady Gaga doesn't hide that her style was created under the influence of other bizarre celebrities such as Freddy MercuryMichael Jackson, MadonnaDavid Bowie (remember her spectacular tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammys?).

Her on stage costumes are always the most outrageous and visually captivating pieces, providing the design backbone to all her shows. The infamous meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Music Awards, Gareth Pugh-designed winged costume for her performance on the X Factor 2009, a pyrotechnic bra at the Much Music Video Awards in 2009, are only a smallness from the huge list.

Of course, Lady Gaga’s unique fashion sense doesn't just extend to her wardrobe. She changes her hairstyles as quickly and radically as her outfits. A natural brunette, Lady Gaga dyes her hair platinum blond, but frequently tints parts of it with crayon colors. She's turned it into an actual hair bow, a sun hat, and countless other shapes. 
She is actively using wigs and hairpieces, unusual and extraordinary hair accessories. Her intricate hairstyles are often supplemented with unimaginable hats or veils.

Makeup in Lady Gaga's style - is always a bright lipstick, eyeliner, false eyelashes, bright eyeshadows, with feathers and crystals on the face and lips, and even the prosthetic pyramid horns she wears grafted onto her skin.


Summing up all of the above, we can say that Lady Gaga is a storehouse of inspiration. And no matter, like her or not, you can't remain indifferent to Lady Gaga's looks. Lets hope she will carry on to inspire and empower people around the world with her style and flair )

In anticipation of Lady Gaga's thirtieth, I decided to recreate some of my favourite stunning looks from her music videos and TV series.

"Born This Way"



"Marry the Night"






American Horror Story: Hotel (The Countess) 


 "Be yourself, wear what you would like 
and don't afraid to stand out" 
(Lady Gaga)

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