Make a Wish on Gaga

Posted on August 19, 2011

Lady Gaga wants you to know she really likes her dandelion hat.

Lady Gaga heads to the MTV studios in Louis Vuitton Fall 2011.

Lady Gaga at the MTV studios promoting her new music video ‘You and I’ in New York in Tom Ford.

And now T Lo are going to take on the ludicrous task of critiquing Lady Gaga’s accessorizing choices.


Don’t get us wrong; we not only love the hat, we love both looks she paired it with.

The LV look is in some ways typical Gaga, what with the hoof shoes and granny panties completing the picture. Still, she’s deployed both elements quite a bit in the past and didn’t always look as polished and put-together as she does here. Besides, she can pull this type of look off in her sleep, putting pretenders like Gwyneth Paltrow and Fergie to shame whenever they try it. But we tend to think the hat comes close to ruining the look. Sure, she’s all about “too much” but we think the giant hat on top of an outfit that’s already unconventional and attention-seeking throws the proportions a bit of balance. Besides, it just doesn’t seem to go with the look. The puffy sleeves, granny panties, Peter Pan collar and hoof shoes were enough. If any hat was called for here, we would have suggested something small and sleek.

This, on the other hand, makes a perfect pairing. It’s like the puffy white hat punctuates the lacey white dress rather than fights with it. Something about the shape of the dress works really well with the hat too. There’s too much bulk in the top of the LV look and it’s fighting with the puff on her head. Here, the bodice is sleek, rising up from an angular hip and leading directly to the explosion on top. It just works.

Are we crazy to even attempt this point? Sure, everything she wears is a costume and deliberately goes against the grain of “normal” fashion rules, but from a purely aesthetic point of view, the hat just looks better with the white dress, no?

[Photo Credit: WireImage, elle.com]

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