Lady Gaga in NYC and LA

Posted on August 19, 2013

Goodness, Steffi’s on a STYLE RAMPAGE, you guys! In the run up to her new single dropping, she’s been busying herself by having histrionic, attention-seeking meltdowns on twitter and running out over and over again in front of cameras, in an array of not-so-secret identities.

 

Lady Gaga promotes her new album in NYC in Balmain.

Here’s 1980s Uber-Bitch Interior Decorator Steffi!

 

 

Lady Gaga promotes her new album in NYC in Balmain.

’90s Eurotrash Club-Hopping Socialite Steffi!

 

Lady Gaga makes an appearance on “Good Morning America” in Mathieu Mirano.

Steffi, the Flying Nun!

 

Lady Gaga arrive home in New York City in Balenciaga.

Shabby Chic Steffi! (Nylon wig sold separately)

 

Lady Gaga leaves Chateau Marmont in LA in Saint Laurent.

Half-Naked Beatnik Lumberjack Steffi!

 

Keep your eyes peeled for many more Steffis to come. Girl’s on a roll.

 

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[Photo Credit: ACE, Elder Ordonez, Reyes/INFphoto.com]

    • Kate Andrews

      I’d be ok with them except that she had to have been melting. It’s AUGUST!

      • Stella Zawistowski

        I was gonna say. It’s been unseasonably temperate in NYC of late, but it ain’t THAT cold.

      • d4divine

        Chauffeur Driven Super Air Conditioned SUV

      • NC_Meg

        My thoughts exactly. It’s August, what are you doing with a fur sweater?!

    • hmariec19

      Oh fucking WHATEVER.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Meh. All the way around. Meh.

    • kmk05

      Well, this is taking a Chloe Sevigny turn… I was going to say her half-Naked Lumberjack made me cry out ‘ZOSIA MAMET NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU’RE CONTAGIOUS’.

      • marlie

        Half-Naked Beatnik Lumberjack Steffi looks a little frumpy.

        • kmk05

          To be fair, I’m loving her (real) hair and those shades, but all of those looks are a little frumpy. They seem dated!

          • marlie

            I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure it was her real hair in the pics that TLo posted of her in LA (?) from just a couple of days ago.

            • kmk05

              Oh dear, well I definitely can’t keep up.

        • AnneElliot

          My daughter and I tried to guess the names of the alters as we scrolled down. My guess for the lumberjack look was Slutty Grunge Groupie, but I like half-naked Beatnik Lumberjack better.

          • Constant Reader

            It definitely has the dated stink of grunge groupie.

          • RebeccaKW

            My first thought was ‘Female Slash Impersonator.” (minus the top hat)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        I thought “Rosanne Barr Steffi” for the last one in plaid. No good at all.

        • 3boysful

          EXACTLY what first came to my mind.

        • MauveSF

          I thought “Walk of Shame Steffi instead. All are equally no good.

        • Heather

          I thought, “I went to a Pearl Jam concert but forgot to wear pants” Steffi.

      • WittyCism

        I thought Hobo Steffi before I saw the shoes.

      • MK03

        My first impression was “Zosia Mamet Steffi!!”

      • Aziza

        To me it’s Stockard Channing just before she put on the blonde wig to sing “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”

    • NinjaCate

      1. Obsessed with the video.
      2. Is anyone else seeing the intense Chloe Sevigny that the blonde hair is giving? I first noticed it on the V Magazine cover, but it comes through hard in the video too.

      • Shawn EH

        Chloe is clearly her current muse.

        • Rhonda Shore

          The vocals sound a bit Rocky Horror Picture Show…

        • YoungSally

          Yes — but which Chloe?

          • Shawn EH

            At least 20 or 30 of her alters?

    • Kent Roby

      That cracked-clay Saint Laurent sweater is kinda hilarious and fabulous at the same time.

      • d4divine

        Balenciaga

      • kimmeister

        It’s like she put a clay facial masque on the sweater and left it on too long.

      • tereliz

        That one is Balenciaga. Love the matchy shoes. :)

    • clatie

      I think I just gave myself low level brain damage from repeated eye rolling.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Oh,…I think I just fell in love with you a little bit.

      • marlie

        I’m sitting at my desk cracking up at this. Thank you. :)

    • Paigealicious

      New shoes, please.

    • StellaZafella

      She’s like a split personality… on stilts.

      I kinda luv it and It’s kinda scary.

    • hughman

      The Real Housewives Of Gaga’s Brain

    • Flavia Pantoja

      Rihanna called. She wants her wardrobe back.

      • d4divine

        What?!

    • imspinningaround

      Her wig maestro deserves a-p-p-l-a-u-s-e.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      I can’t get over how gorgeous she looks without the ridiculous makeup. It’s sorta distracting!

    • Shawn EH

      The video references those 60s old-starlet horror movies for me; the music is New Wave vocal delivery plus a debut-album dance vibe. Like it a lot.

    • marlie

      Ooh — another ladystar who might have “alters” coming out?

      I’m distracted by the two different shoes that Shabby Chic Steffi is wearing.

      And all of her wigs look… obvious.

      • rajf

        Because of the shoes I thought maybe this was ‘dressing in the dark Steffi’ or ‘just got a puppy Steffi’.

    • Karen Belgrad

      1) Bodybuilder Barbie
      2) Studio 54 Barbie
      3) Fired Victoria Secret Angel Barbie
      4) Claudine Longet Barbie (ski sweater included)
      5) Frat House Walk Of Shame Barbie

      • Calinda_L

        3. See, I’m Not A Dude!

      • CatherineRhodes

        Terrific!

      • formerlyAnon

        Bonus points for “Claudine Longet”

        • Karen Belgrad

          I know my audience, LOL

    • Latin Buddy

      I actually like this single more than her Born This Way crap. These getups, coupled with the lukewarm response to her single…it all just seems to give her a sense of desperation and attention-seeking feel that is sad (she has always been attention seeking, but it was always with a sense of confidence rather than this)

      • AnaRoW

        I thought the desperation showed up right after people pointed out Born This Way sounded like Madonna’s Express Yourself. If this is the sign of what her album sounds like then she should be feeling desperate because it’s looking like she’s all surface.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Gaga vs. The Sev — which side would be outmanned?

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        The Sev in all of her selves gives me feelings of joy. The Gaga in all of her selves gives me a raging case of irritation.

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          of course!

    • gabbilevy

      She’s lost a step or two in her attempt to be so unique, hasn’t she. I was one of her defenders, too. Now: *yawn.*

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        The problem, as I see it, is that when you go so far out there right off the bat to be unique, where else is there to go?

        • neeBarbero

          Take David Bowie for your icon and dress like he did after Ziggie Stardust?

          • formerlyAnon

            When Bowie decided for a lower maintenance(?), less “bringing the bleeding edge to the masses” approach he knew it only had to be flattering and impeccable. (Think the Thin White Duke persona). I am hoping Ms. Steffi will land there because she’s shown she can do it beautifully.

      • http://anthagio.com Anthagio

        When she tries to be unique, people call her try hard.
        When she tones it down, people say she’s not trying to be unique.

        Either way people complain so she’s just gonna do what she wants.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      I’ll say this for Uber-Bitch Interior Decorator: it’s the only ensemble I’ve ever seen that justified wearing those huge platform shoes, if only to counterbalance the enormous, heavy black fluffy shoulders. (Plus, you know, fluff. I forgive a lot for fluff.)

    • Elle E Dee

      That first one is giving me shades of Hillary Clinton and the second to last one screams Kardashian. She’s giving Miss Sevigny a run for her money, no?

    • KikiAvocado

      that wig …omg…that long cheap ass lookin wing is makin me itch …

      • MilaXX

        she better stay far away from open flames in that thing.

    • Just Me

      Oh, I think beatnik Steffi has a wiff of walk of shame. Could that be the shirt stolen out of the one night stand’s closet to hide the disco/slutfest dress worn to the club last night? Hmmm…and me thinks Steffi secretly hates America for making them say Good Morning! to that outfit. Therapy Steffi…just a thought.

    • elemspbee

      Uh sorry, when did go away from her form? Has she been long enough and have done enough work to go away from here “form?” As I travel up the 40s, i get more and more confused with sense and length of time.

      oh wait, did you mean she’s back to physical form? I mean, she is showing her face more these days sans the assistance of all kinds of body, facial, and hair props.

    • patticake1601

      The Flying Nun getup was made of paper!! Napkin Ninja!!!

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      I should be amused. I prefer these little cries for attention so much more than meat dresses and showing up places in pods, but I’m just just bored by her. I hate Gaga, I sort of liked Steffi, but I just don’t care to get to know anyone new she decides to be.
      Oh, and every time I read something about this single, my mind’s eye quickly scans it as “Applesauce.”

      • VioletFem

        Me too! I just can not get my mind to read this single as anything but “Applesauce”

    • Andrew Schroeder

      To be fair, Ms. Perez totally deserves all the shit she gave him on Twitter.

    • Karen Dickerson

      Those wigs are NOT kind to her hairline.

    • Qitkat

      She really got away with wearing that on GMA?!

      • Qitkat

        I’ve got to follow up on this. I suppose I’m having a bit of a *pearl-clutching moment* here. Are morning shows so desperate for ratings that they have lost any sense of decorum and dispensed with all dress standards? This would be risque on a late night talk show. Am I such an antiquated, prissy, judgmental prude that I find this offensive? Rihanna generated a heated discussion a while ago about wearing a blouse cut down to her waistline for a NYC dinner. I’m an early baby boomer, I lived the sixties, and have a lot of open-mindedness on most subjects. But come on, this is highly inappropriate for a morning tv show where families are watching. I suppose I’m pissing into the wind to complain like this, but the more celebrities do not get smacked down for anything, the more the culture goes down the toilet. JMHO.

      • conniemd

        I was like WOW at that, wondering if they put a sweater over her on set. I’m not prudish at all, but to me it was totally tasteless as there is time and place for everything and a morning news/talk show isn’t the place for that outfit.

    • Calinda_L

      If only it all didn’t reek so much of trying hard.

    • Lori

      The only thing remotely interesting about these is wondering why she’s wearing huge sweaters in August. Other than that the only response these provoke is, “Bored now.”

      • Just Me

        My day is complete when a Buffy reference crosses paths with me on the internet. Thank you.

        • Lori

          My day is complete when someone on the internet gets a Buffy reference. Thank you.

    • e jerry powell

      She’s on a PEREZ HILTON rampage! The style just follows.

      • MilaXX

        I don’t quite understand the alleged beef between her and Katy Perry. Is is only about record sales?

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          the madonna ‘feud’ didn’t pan out.

          • formerlyAnon

            Boom.

        • e jerry powell

          Well, we know it AIN’T John Mayer…

    • queeniethebold

      Is she contractually obligated to wear those stupid shoes?

    • Judy_J

      Love your descriptions of her not so secret identities. As for the video, didn’t Madonna do this about 20 years ago?

      • formerlyAnon

        This video has more in common with Miley Cyrus’ latest than with Madonna’s IMO. Though, I hasten to add, far less laughable than Ms. Cyrus’. (Which really, you gotta see if you haven’t. It’s either an enormous goof or it’s a pastiche of various video tropes, with some random silliness, performed by persons without a single molecule of sensuality in their bodies.)

        • Judy_J

          Haven’t seen the Miley offering, but will definitely check it out.

        • Judy_J

          Just saw Miley’s video. Little girl trying too hard to be shocking. As Louis Jordan sang in “Gigi”, “It’s A Bore.”

          • formerlyAnon

            First time I saw it I was mentally floundering – but by the end, snickering. It gets funnier on each watching, now (I think i’ve seen it 3 times which is enough.) What cracks me up most, I think, is that the “trying too hard” looks like bad acting – almost like a high school skit. And that she is either so un-sensual or so uncomfortable actually being sensual on camera that all the would-be sexy bits are completely giggle inducing. And she’s not the only one on set missing by a mile, if sexy was the point.

            I keep wondering if it was all a conscious goof, at least for somebody involved, if not her.

    • Vanja

      I’m looking at the Flying Nun photo and wondering what the two male fans on the right have done to their face, homage?
      The thought of an Yves Saint Laurent label in that lumberjack shirt pains me.

    • quiltrx

      I like her haircut.
      Maybe she’s anemic or something, and always cold?

    • d4divine

      Hating on Gaga must be trending hard. Girlfriend is letting her freak flag fly and I am loving it. Cheers to the ONLY popstar of late who can actually sing and play an instrument well. Do yo thang Gaga!!

      • Bexxx

        Justin Beiber is a wad of turds, but the kid can sing & strum, and I could argue for many others.

        • d4divine

          Exactly! Beiber can STRUM, but he cannot PLAY guitar. LOL

    • MilaXX

      I know it’s Gaga, but I cant get past the fact that she wore that first sweater in NYC, in AUGUST!
      Oh well, at least she got read of the stupid David Bowie/Scary Monsters makeup.

      • conniemd

        It’s been really cool in the NE in August and freezing in air conditioned buildings. You need a sweater in the mornings and evenings.

        • MilaXX

          I’m in Philly and unless NYC whether has been drastically different, I have yet to experience weather cool enough for that thick, furry sweater. At most, I have downgraded from AC to ceiling fans.

    • Arjay Gallo

      i dont care what all y’all say i like applause tbh

      also i dont blame gaga for the twitter outburst; consensus says that perez hilton is an awful person and has harassed multiple celebrities. gaga isnt the only one to call him out on twitter.

    • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

      I only kind of like the first outfit, but I think it would be better (crazier?) on Chloe Sevigny.

    • ChelseaNH

      From the historical references, I thought Half-Naked Beatnik Lumberjack Steffi would be some version of Grunge Homage Steffi.

    • CommentsByKatie

      I agree with both of you, uncles. It sounds like a middle of the road track from her first album – and that’s far better than anything on ‘Born This Way.’ Still, we expect our first Gaga release to be mindblowing and this is just okay.

      When she was brand new on the scene, her ‘I’m a crazy pop star’ music schtick was fun and somewhat relateable because it had just barely come true. There was some major winking going on there. But now, in this new context as an enormous megastar, it feels a little tiresome to hear her singing about the same subjects. It’s not fresh and fun anymore, it’s kind of pretentious. I hope she can come up with a new angle, because I want to love her so much.

      I really hate ‘Roar’ even though I loved ‘Firework.’ Bummed that ‘Applause’ is losing to such a lame song.

    • Glam Dixie

      Looks that obscure her neck do her no favors. Also, it’s August. That is all.

      • Donna Tabor

        It is August, but here in the Midwest we have not had our air conditioning on for weeks. It’s been too chilly.

        • Glam Dixie

          It’s been cooler than normal here too. Haven’t had my ac on all week but we’re still wearing shorts and short sleeves. It won’t be cold enough for those clothes until October at least.

    • KAO TV

      she doesn’t have that impact anymore…single is just doing okay, getting beat by katy perry’s!

    • CatherineRhodes

      Yawn. How can a girl who’s trying so hard to be shocking be so boring? Warmed over, is right.

      That video is atrocious.

    • mhleta

      She thrills me when she’s in Wilding Superstar Attack mode. (And please note: In photo #6, she’s walking across a subway grate in those shoes–no mean feat, my friends.) There’s no one else who can do the kookie stuff she does and pull it off with such panache. I want a Steffi doll.

    • DamH

      Sorry, the first look Stefani is serving a half-Gorilla to me, and the rest of them is a serial train wreck. Can’t like those face.

    • formerlyAnon

      Not terrible, but meh. But I’m probably not the one to ask.

      I judge Gaga’s music purely by how impelled I feel to get up and dance, and I admit that someone with access to a metronome, some basic electronic percussion and a good grounding in club beats and world beat poly-rhythms can pretty much impel me into dancing according to a formula, no real creativity required.

      I would really like it if she grew into a new phase of self-presentation, but other than liking the shorter blonde hair and really preferring her as a brunette, I can’t say much about this roulette wheel o’ fashion (term used loosely).

    • amanda lynn

      The third outfit just won last week’s Project Runway.

    • CNM

      Steffi looks beautiful in the naked nun outfit, except for the outfit itself, that is.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      I really wish her songs were more interesting. She pushes so many buttons in so many ways, and I hear her talking about Andy Warhol and bringing fine art into pop culture… and then she drops these tepid, sugary pop numbers that could be any of 100 different current artists. It’s so reductive at this point, the song isn’t even about anything else but getting people to cheer for her at concerts.

      In short, I guess I want to like her more than I actually do. Her music needs to live up to her ideas.

      • conniemd

        I totally agree with you. I find her music too pop and her voice isn’t diva great. I would like to like her as well, because she was obviously a nerdy, plain kid in high school who was totally ignored by the popular kids. As she grew up, she has a really interesting, mobile face that makes her a fashion work of art as she can take on so many different looks and be really interesting, while all those football players and cheerleaders who ignored her in high school lead boring nothing lives.

        I wish her music lived up to the story she has to tell about being yourself and also remaking yourself into what you want to be. I feel her new video/song is a parody of her and that is never good.

        • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

          I don’t know; I think her voice is really fantastic, especially when she dabbles in the jazzy pop-standards style as in her duet with Tony Bennet. It’s definitely a lot stronger than most pop acts out there today. She could definitely be diva great with another few years of experience informing her writing and performing choices.

    • JDreesen

      are we certain she’s not scouring all the most recent fashion post photos, then dressing up as the other celebutantes parading around? i swear i caught a whiff [pun entirely intended] of Cyrus in that second getup, and those last two are so obviously Steffi Kardashian and Steffi Perry.

      you know, even if that’s NOT what she’s doing, i’m just going to pretend it is. fun game. and i can’t WAIT to see which book-turned-sweater she ends up wearing next week. my money’s on Naked Lunch.

    • Kelly

      Why is she wearing arctic-level wool turtlenecks in NYC in August? I kinda like that white one, though — faux mud-flats or cracked paint or whatever it is.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Kinda meh coming from her, but she’s giving Chloë Sevigny a run for her money when it comes to the alter-egos-on-the-street thing.

    • KayEmWhy

      Grace Jones does it better, STILL.

    • Diesel von Trapp

      I thought for sure the caption on the “half naked beatnik lumberjack” look was going to be “Howard Stern Steffi.”

    • boweryboy

      I liked her 20 years ago when she was called Madonna.

    • Anniebet

      Sorry, as far as I’m concerned that train left the station a couple of years ago. No amount of preening and posing and costume changes is gonna make her relevant again – if she ever was. This “rampage” (sry, uncles… it’s not really style for me) is her version of a pole dance, and it’s pretty pathetic to see the relief on her face when she’s being fawned over by her fans.

    • sleepycat

      I am just going to say that the song is good enough to be on my stared list on Spotify. Her video, however, is complete and utter trash. It is just her posing with outragous outfits that pseudo-intellectuals will come to the grand conclusion she is trying to say something deep about being famous, a woman, performer, and human. #telephone #badromance #minimonster #yesimusinghastagsontomandlorenzo

      I like the Euro-trash and flying nun outfits.

      • cheesebomb

        Honestly, I preferred the fake video with drag performer footage that Buzzfeed had up the other day.

    • LuluinLaLa

      I thought the last one would be Howard Stern Steffi.

    • stubbornthoughts

      That music video is too much, even for Gaga. And that is most definitely saying something.

    • Trisha26

      You’re both crazy – and I say that with love – I LOVE her in any outfit, any wig (or natural hair) – and I LOVE Applause & the new video. She is the only artist out there now who can sing, gives a real damn about pushing the fashion envelope, and is creative.

    • jmorino08

      That last one is pure “1993 Walk of Shame Steffi” if you ask me. Not that I would know from personal experience or anything…

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      I like her in the first pics with the white pants. Honestly, if I saw her walking down the street, I wouldn’t recognize her without an entourage. Her own face looks much more appealing than any of her extremes or her disguises. Showing underwear and a lot of skin shows insecurity, IMO. I wish she’s quit hiding. In fact, it wouldn’t hurt me a bit if she’d call herself “Steffi,” or a name without “gaga’s” guttural sound.

    • Imasewsure

      Chloe is more fun but we can do a lot with these too if she keeps it up…. so far only loving the Chateau Marmot Beatnik Steffi but it’s a start

    • LaSylphide

      Except for the third outfit (which is obviously meant to be outrageous), I like/love all of these. I’ve never really paid much attention to her because I don’t listen to the kind of music she performs, but unless you live in a cave, it’s hard not to be aware of her periodic outbreaks of weirdness. It’s funny seeing her wearing stylish clothes instead of some oddball costume. She really is quite pretty and she wears clothes well. I do, however, miss the meat dress. That was a rare sight.

    • prettybigkitty

      I can’t wait for her epic meltdown as previewed yesterday on Twitter. Getting my popcorn ready.

      OVERITALREADY!!!!! I would almost consider giving up the internet
      not to see or her here non-stop for the next couple of months (empty
      threat of course).

    • GorgeousThings

      While I love me some Steffi, I am not enthralled by this single or video.

      But I gotta say, I LOVE her short blond hair.

    • Heather Chandler

      You know, I hate what my brows do when I’m ranting, but here goes. For the amount of eyerolling, groaning, and whatevers Lady Gaga seems to generate, I think she gets taken for granted too often. It’s been years since anyone has released a video with the casual pretentiousness of the first 10 minutes of ‘Marry the Night’ or the amusingly clever lipstick gun in ‘Judas.’ Beyonce may own “fabulous” and Rihanna has the street energy down pat but no one compares to Gaga in terms of generating visually arresting imagery. She has an eye and understands fashion. Who else casually transitions from Balenciaga to Saint Laurent to Balmain? Fashion editors, attending shows, in Paris. The bodysuit and down comforter cape she wears in ‘Applause’ is genius. Ditto the hands bandeau and choker. The woman is TRYING so hard to give you something without ever caring whether or not she looks bang-able, and because of that, “reductive” or not, Gaga will always be more interesting to me than Madonna. Yes she’s been pantless and topless and has worn a clamshell, but are you thinking about her sexuality? No, because Gaga is equally interested in ridiculously obvious art, magicians, drag queen shoes, religious iconography, gay men, the Harlem ball scene, Marina Abramovich, etc, than sex, and I love that she expresses all those ideas freely. I get the sense that she’s a really fascinated person, unabashedly moving on from inspiration to inspiration without caring if she’s being derivative or too referential or too willfully obtuse. She is trying to give you something more to think about than “look how low I can get my booty to the floor without actually falling down to the floor.” And that I really respect.

      • fuchaforeva

        You got some valid points here! Thumbs up.

      • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

        But Santigold and M.I.A do the same thing and their music is actually good and interesting. Solange Knowles, and the french musician YELLE are also people who try to be interesting with their styles (and their music is more poppy/soul-based) without caring about their supposed attractiveness/sexuality. And these artists tend not to appropriate other people’s religions and cultures and sexualise them for terrible pop songs! It’s such a low bar saying that Gaga’s better than Madonna. It’s not 1992, if she’s still competing to be more relevant than an artist who herself hasn’t been relevant in more than 15 years, then it’s not great. I don’t care if Steffi cares about important artists and movements and ideas, none of things are reflected in her music, and to be honest, it’s more damning that she has all these references yet still can’t make her songs sound better than sub-par Ace of Base b-sdes from 1994.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        She’s a pop star. That’s all she is.

      • C S

        I’ll give you an artful appreciation, desire for self expression and unique use of imagery — but do you really think she’s not trying to be sexy and doesn’t care if she looks ‘bangable’? Really?

        • Heather Chandler

          Yes, I really do. I think she’s incredibly self-aware, which is a part of her whole post-modernist “I’m an artist copying artists therefore I am embodying art” schtick she so loves to taut, and I think that self-awareness makes her sexuality a character rather than a raison d’etre. Speaking from a strictly styling perspective, there’s a lot more wit than sex in say, the polar bear fur coat from ‘Bad Romance’ or the caution tape bodysuit in ‘Telephone’ than Katy Perry shooting whip cream from her nipples or Rihanna gyrating in military skivvies in the middle of a desert.

          Also, I’m speaking from a strictly “image” perspective. Only saying this to clarify because a song like “I Like It Rough” clearly paints Gaga as a pop star that is trying to appear sexual desirable, but I don’t find that translates into her image. I like some of her music, some leaves me wanting, but I don’t care to make hard value judgements on people’s pop tastes. Personally I like Taylor Swift and M.I.A and find Katy Perry and Janelle Monae unlistenable, but that’s just me.

    • lrhoff

      Good grief. I’m exhausted watching her go through these costumes.

    • Jen

      Isn’t it august? All these ridiculous sweaters are making me itchy and sweaty just looking at them…

    • Jasmaree

      For one, I’m glad the video isn’t over-long and aimless. The song is okay. It’s nothing objectionable but for the whole thing I felt that it was building toward a moment it never really achieved. I’m also about 50/50 on the looks.

      So, to summarize, my feelings on Gaga is currently “meh”

    • furyleika

      I really like her hair and makeup in the “Flying Nun” get up. Otherwise…no comment.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love her short hair.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      Mean Decorator/Flying Nun/Eurotrash Steffi look exactly like my mom in the nineties and it’s freaking me the hell out. In fact, I’m going to send her some of these pics, all:

      “Mom, do you still have this sweater? If so, can I have it?”

      “Mommie Dearest, remember that time you wore a paper plate bra and Sister Zita’s wimple on vacation?”

      “Hey! Mom. Mom. Mommy. Mom. Ma. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! [18 emoji later] Remember that time you wore Alexis Carrington’s old handbag to my graduation?”

      As it is, she’s still giving my cousins’ kids the (mock) side eye because they saw a picture of their grandmother (aka my mom’s sister) with Mom from way back and said “OHMYGODWHENDIDYOUMEETLADYGAGA?” in the kind of keening shriek only 14-year-olds can manage.

    • Sushy Gooroo

      The problem with this is in my humble opinion: Her style seems completely random. I would not recognize her at all, there is no “Gaga” style as such, it has just become “anything”. Chers styles are always a variation of “Cher”. Gagas styles seem variations of random other people.

    • purpleprose78

      Nope….I just don’t get it. This feels tired to me. I think she needs a new schtick.

    • http://anthagio.com Anthagio

      Could have done without the “attention-seeking meltdowns on twitter” part. Perez has been stalking and harassing her and her family for nearly two years now. Her “meltdown” was entirely warranted and needed in order to get the word out on what Perez is doing to her.

      Love all the looks sans flannel. Purple Balmain is my favorite.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Oh, honey. We know what you mean. We could have done without that part too. So tiresome, amirite? But that’s Steffi for you.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      look 1: fuzzy quarterback steffi
      look 2: turban for my butt steffi
      look 3: bat shit nurse steffi
      look 4: steffi kardashian
      look 5: oops forgot my pants steffi

    • Nondescript

      Half-Naked Beatnik Lumberjack Steffi is obviously my favorite. Which is funny because I could see Chloe Sevigny wearing exactly the same thing and it would make me roll my eyes so hard.

    • fuchaforeva

      Heysooschreesto…with those wigs and big, chunky, 80′s turtleneck sweaters Gaga reminds me of SNL’s Linda Richman from “Coffee Talk with Linda Richman” of the series of sketches performed by Mike Myers…

    • fuchaforeva

      I think the song “Applause” sounds great for spinning class- that’s about it.

    • Tarquin

      She’s like a fierce, young Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      look 5 is Walk of Shame Steffi :)

    • jangma

      I am almost never not entertained by this chick. As far as the song goes, it’ll probably blend into the the Katy Perry/Ariana Grande/Selena Gomez dominated Top 40 landscape, but the video is fun! I cackled when that swan popped up. I’ll give her kudos for her improved choreography/dancing.

    • MoHub

      Last outfit: “I cut down trees; I wear high heels …”

      • formerlyAnon

        It would have been sacrilege to neglect THE classic reference, here. Thank goodness you were alert when so many of the rest of were not.

    • bellafigura1

      90s Eurotrash Socialite in the black and purple leather Balmain, the third image in that series is a fantastic photograph. The woman’s hand — fending her off? needing to touch? and Gaga framed by the two guys, the giant lens coming in from the right, wow.

      She’s giving off a very tense vibe.

    • Melissa Brogan

      Didn’t watch the video but I listened to the new single. Meh. I don’t mind listening to it, but it’s not as catchy as her early stuff.

    • Afabulous50

      She’s reductive..I’ll give her that!

    • KateMaryC

      Actually, I believe the last one is Katy Perry Steffi.

    • Heather

      I love that she went on GMA with her cooch practically showing.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      IDK…. I just love Gaga.

    • Tanya Wade

      Uber-Bitch Interior Decorator Steffi is imperivous to August heat – that’s her super-power.

    • MaggieMae

      If I heard the song play in a store somewhere, I’d have no idea who it was. I wonder if my kids would know. I’m always sort of holding my breath with Gaga, as if I expect her to have a tragic unraveling. She has an amazing face (interesting, different) and it’s nice to see it not so covered up in costume plus make-up.

    • E2_Remote

      In that first photo of her in the plaid, I thought it was Howard Stern doing a Lady Ga Ga impression. Yikes!

    • BeeBeauNYC

      Too bad Hot Ginger Handler is not in any of the photos.

      • formerlyAnon

        THIS is the feeling I hold most deeply about these. Though I try to console myself with the adult attitude that he does have a real life and it is not that of a celebrity whose job it is to entertain the Internet in photos. (Pity, though. Ed, we miss ya.)

    • willworktomorrow

      Half-Naked Beatnik Lumberjack Howard Stern.

    • Sonja Brisson

      The plaid lumberjack shirt may be YSL but it reads like Walmart. Frankly, I wish everyone would put some pants on. Isn’t this showing your undies thing what Miley is doing, too? And Madonna? And Rihanna? Not so original, Gags.

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      LOVE the Applause video. It’s fun, it’s a like self-deprecating, and that is exactly what she needed. I say BRA-VO.

    • Rebecca Jay

      Gag me with a rusty buck knife. And then GTF over yourself.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      She could actually turn a great deal of people off style and celebrity watching. Yawn-tastical.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Is it me or is she turning into a Dana Carey character? (remember Coffee Talk? (as Linda Richmond?) ….(flying nun gaga could be super heroine gaga as well)

    • largishbearishAtlish

      #4 looks like she is auditioning for The Real Housewives of ________

      • adnama79

        Her shoes don’t match in that one. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Like, ever.

    • demidaemon

      I like the new song. Sue me.

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      Evidently, since Lady G. recovered from her surgery, she’s making up for lost time by changing her image and making appearances. I guess we’re going to see her everywhere now. Not to worry: I’m sure Kim Kardashian will decide it’s appropriate for her baby to make her debut as soon as Kim loses her baby fat. Then she will take her place as reigning queen again. Yawn. Yawn.

      I prefer to see real fashion designers and stylists–and their selections–on the red carpet which is my reason for coming HERE in lieu of entertainment websites.

    • Elaine Rodriguez

      I run tours in NYC for European high school students who know the words to every American song that comes on the radio. I do “party bus” for them, meaning I play popular songs and they get up and dance. I announced that this was the new Lady Gaga song, they cheered, and after a minute they were shouting at me to change it. Not a good sign for Steffi.

    • PeaceBang

      “Now is the time on Sprockets ven ve dance.” I think Steffi should get a pass to wear GAP jeans and a Hanes T-shirt for the next five years as a fashion hiatus. Give her some time to figure it all out.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Photo #1: Is it that cold in NYC?

    • somebody blonde

      I like the video better than the actual song. The song isn’t bad, but it’s not “Bad Romance” or even “Born This Way.” It sounds like almost everything else that’s on the radio right now.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I LOVE Uber Bitch interior designer Steffi and 90s Eurotrash Club-Hopping Socialite Steffi, but the rest don’t thrill me.

    • Stacy Feng

      Obviously she hired Chloe Sevigny as her stylist.

    • Mia Moreno

      It’s hideous. At least it was somewhat avant-garde and interesting from an artistic perspective before. This is all just horrible, just ugly. Not ugly-interesting. Just ugly.