Lady gaga fashion, celebrity fashionLady Gaga has long set the record for outlandish, wild and outrageous outfits. Her millions of fans, referred to as Little Monsters, adore her style, consider her inspiring and admire her for being different. Others consider her extreme and she has received criticism and backlash from critics and other media outlets. Regardless of your personal opinion, Time magazine placed the icon on its “All Time Top 100 Fashion Icons” list in 2015 and Forbes included her on its “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list from 2013-2015. Gaga prides herself in being unique and keeping the public guessing.
Although she has the influence of many top designers, many of Gaga’s famous outfits are to convey a message. Her famous meat dress, composed completely of raw meat, worn at the 2015 MTV awards has been named one of the top fashion statements of all time. The message was to express her support for homosexuals in the military and her disappointment in the don’t ask, don’t tell policy.
In her own words, Gaga explained that the statement was to fight for what one believes in and in her own words, “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones and I am not a piece of meat.” Although met with a lot of controversy, especially by animal rights activists, the dress was preserved by a taxidermist and went on to be displayed at the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. along with an explanation of her political message. No matter what you think of her politics or her fashion, it can’t be denied that Lady Gaga’s flamboyant outfits make a statement and she has left her (mark/stamp) on society.