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Lady Gaga on Her Style: "I've Always Been an Outspoken and Extreme Dresser"

11/13/2009 at 02:30 PM ET

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Vogue‘s December issue is getting bewitched– literally– by fierce style star Lady Gaga. Starring in a Hansel and Gretel-inspired spread, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Lady Gaga channels her naughtier side to play a witch, dressed by her pal Marc Jacobs. The pop sensation tells the magazine, “I’ve always been an outspoken and extreme dresser.” And while her ruffled bloomer shorts and insanely high heels for the Vogue spread were nothing out of the ordinary for Gaga, Vogue staffers were intrigued by what the star wore to visit their office before the shoot! Lady Gaga reportedly showed up to 4 Times Square first wearing a trailing white chiffon Galliano goddess gown with a Philip Treacy headdress that spelled VOGUE in clipped white feathers, only to turn up the next day in a little black dress and flaming-red wig. And if that wasn’t outrageous enough, the singer arrived for the actual shoot “stark naked except for her white rubber raincoat and some very, very high heels!” recounts Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington. So where does she get her crazy fashion from? Her art director, Matthew Williams–“my Jean-Paul Goude”–was “the inspiration that made the connection for me between the art world and the fashion world,” Lady Gaga tells Vogue. “He used to say things like ‘If you want to make a shoulder pad, don’t research jackets—research sculpture, mineral rocks, paintings.’ He thinks in a different way; he is the designer of the future.” Check out the rest of Lady Gaga’s spread and hear more from the pop star at in Vogue‘s December Issue, on newsstands November 24, or at Vogue.com.

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Mia on

The girl got style!

I admired her creativity

Kristin on

Personally, I don’t like anything this girl wears, but I have to give her props to wear whatever she likes and not care what people think about it.

Marilyn on

What a flipping idiot

Marilyn on

It’s hard to say (she) has style, maybe (he) is the reining fashionista

hilde on

hehe…yes, grazy. But actually, I like it…

Melissa on

I personally don’t like Lady Gaga’s style either, but I think it’s rare in the industry these days that somebody doesn’t apologize for being who they are. Gaga puts herself out there and if you don’t like it, whatever.

Emily on

Lady Gaga is the sh!t !! She is totally original with how she mixes fashion and art. I know she can be kinda creepy sometimes but that’s what makes her get attention and she deserves it cause she is really talented and I love her music.

Jen on

I love that Lady Gaga feels the freedom to experiment and where whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Who says gowns are just for the red carpet? (Or leotards are only for dancing, or Muppets are just for kids?!) As an artist, if the close you wear inspire you or make you feel like you are expressing yourself, who cares what other people think? I just think it is awesome that she approaches fashion like a playground with no limits.

Jen on

Oops — I can tell it is a friday afternoon.

*Wear (not where)
and
*Clothes (not close)

:-)

Yvette on

My daughter & I hate the way Lady Gaga dresses, but we have to admit we do like her music. We think she would be a great couple match for Marilyn Manson!

Ann on

Didn’t Madonna does this in the 80’s??

Krissy on

I agree so much with you, Jen! Lady Gaga is the most interesting and courageous pop artist to come along in years! She really has fun with fashion, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what it is for? There are so many ways to drape fabric on the body, (or plastic and other materials for that matter!), why limit yourself? I absolutely loved her video for Bad Romance (the video for Paparazzi was amazing as well). Work it, Gaga!

Krissy on

I don’t think Madonna did anything like this in the 80s. Her version of crazy style was wearing green socks with orange pumps. Gaga goes much farther than that, and incorporates a broader range of materials. Love it!

Natalia on

I like Lady Gaga but sometimes she does dress a bit over the top but i agree with jen about how she feels abotu wearing them clothes.

Monique on

Year 2011………Lady who?
Sorry not a fan!!!

Callie on

L-O-V-E her! She’s bold and fierce!

brenda Treece on

Does Gaga think no one will remember her as “Stefani” which was lackluster?
So, with short- term-memory Americans who seem to crave the Bizarre, just reinvent yourself as this PSEUDO AVANT GARDE PERSONALITY and say, “i’ve Always Been An Extreme Dresser”,
pout, look sultry and VOILA you’re in Vogue!

Tasha on

She has not always been an outspoken and extreme dresser. She was on an episode of some prank show on mtv back in the day and she was wearing a regular ol’ black dress with her regular ol’ black hair.

outspoken and extreme sells. that’s it.

Lynithia on

Most of us grew up after reaching age 3 and playing dress-up. Somewhere along the way Gaga (or as I think of her Gag Gag) lost her way!

Brittany goshert on

Im calling bull on that statement. If you see her on boiling points a few years ago she was a normal chick. That is fine to change but dont lie when the proof is on youtube.

She is getting attention by the way she dresses, whether you like it or not! that is the point!

jOE on

ughhhhhhhh

jared4ever on

Love everything about her, she’s the most exciting thing to happen to popular music since Madonna.

don't you wish on

She is a white Grace Jones wannabe. As Willams is her Goude, she is his pseudo-Grace. She is no more original than my LL Bean turtleneck.

sara on

WOW these photos are absolutely awesome. IF anything Lady GaGa makes me smile with her style,lol. I wouldn’t have the gull to wear any of that stuff, so good for her.

casey oneill november 13teenth 2009 on

ilove lady gagas fashion

casey oneill november 13teenth 2009 on

ilove lady gagas style of clothes

casey oneill november 13teenth 2009 on

ilove lady gagas sense of style its cool to say that she is so stylish

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m. on

She looks just like the Johnny Depp character in his new Alice in Wonderland, flick!

Jordan on

I love her sense of style, it’s EFFIN’ amazing! ;)

Rosellen on

I think she wears some crazy outfits good or bad

Kathy on

EWWWWWWWW

Sabrina on

I totally love Lady Gaga. Her music is really great, and I love that she’s not afraid to express herself. She wears such crazy things, they make me think a little, but then I think “Wow! She doesn’t care what others think!” and that’s great.

Alex on

Yeah, I totally like her yellow/reddish hair, newspaper skirt, blue lipstick… Oh wait, that’s Cyndi Lauper I’m thinking of. I guess GaGa isn’t the only one…nor as original as the media points her out to be. So, Cyndi, Bjork, Siouxsie, Annie, Boy George, Dale Bozzio, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Madonna, Gwen… Gaga is more of a compilation; a greatest hits package.

jason breniser on

lol. ya marilyn. lady gaga is an idiot. when is your issue of vogue coming out? didn’t think so.

Clive on

I like gaag her music , wearings she rocks . Cool indeed for a celeb

chanel,cierra on

lady qaqa iz awsome i love da way she dreses even thouqh she iz crazt lol

Mattie on

I like her music… but I think she tries wayyyyy to hard to get attention. Let your music speak for it’s self! She looks about as retarded as the Olsen twins, but they at least dress comfortably! lol

darla on

her face looks like mary louise parker in “fried green tomatoes” when she’s dying. hot.

J on

I do admire the creativity and the b@lls it takes to dress the way she does and actually go outside in it. That said, I don’t think I’d define it as “style”. I think style comes from knowing who you are as a person and finding ways of projecting that in your clothing, and that can be in very creatively fashion forward ways. I think Rihanna has style. I think Lady Gaga doesn’t know who she is from one day to the next and is actually hiding behind her outrageous costumes because she thinks they’re more interesting than she is.

julia on

i love her she is a fashion icon to the world

Sean on

Creatively, I find that her bold and surreal style is ultimately very refreshing. She doesn’t do it to be crass, she doesn’t do it to look like Madonna, and she doesn’t do it to look like Cher, either, but I wonder if there’s any heritage of style there? and she doesn’t try to look like Brittney Spears! How many more ways can I say, her style is truly original?

I have a sense that that she’s not anyhow perturbed if some people don’t like her style, though I’ve noticed that some people don’t. It’s not for everyone, I guess — if simply for how unconventional her choices of style can be — but it’s not exclusive either. I think she does a great job of riding the popular storm, in a real and honest way. It’s impressive, is what I’m saying.

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Vanny on

-Omqee Gaga is dee Best singer ii ever heard of (:
ii lubb her nd admire her.
she is my insperation.!
i havent met her but it is one of my goal nd ii
will acomplish it.!! (pinky Promise)
Um she is juss soo Talented nd In Style.
she is one on my hero’s ii lubb her.!!
nd ii also lubb dhat she is soo into Supportin
Gay Pride.!
im Gay nd ii feel like im bein Supported.!!

thats another reason to lubb gaga.!

nd well dhat it.

keep it upp Mama.

we all Kount on yhew to change dee werld.(:

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