Lady Gaga Named Fashion Icon at 2011 CFDA Awards

Posted on June 07, 2011

Let’s have a little Gaga with our morning coffee, darlings. At last night’s CFDA Awards, she accepted the “Fashion Icon Award,” which is, according to the CFDA, “awarded to an individual whose signature style has had a profound influence on fashion.” Say what you will about Stefi Germanotta, she has managed to get the fashion industry to love her every move and utterance. Past award recipients include Iman, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Jessica Parker, all of whom are now wondering if they should have skipped the couture and just worn fetish gear and cheap wigs.

Aw, we’re just teasing. She gave a rather sweet acceptance speech where she admitted,  “I can’t believe I’m allowed in here,” and told the crowd, “I used to save up my money to buy Mugler vintage archive. I used to save up all my money. I had to have it. That’s really what fashion is all about for me. I already felt like I had made it before I had made it. All of you made me feel like a star before I was. Thank you for believing in me.”

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She wore Mugler for the night and if there’s any current star who can make Mugler work, it’s her. There’s no point in critiquing the outfit according to any rules of fashion, because she’s clearly working outside that sphere. She’s 24/7 performance art so everything she wears is a costume, rather than clothes. At some point in her career, she’ going to have to change up her image (all pop stars with clearly defined styles have to eventually) and it’ll be interesting to see where she goes next.

 

 

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