Lady Gaga London Double Shot

Posted on December 05, 2013

Steffi does art.

ART, darlings.

Lady Gaga is seen leaving her hotel in London.

Art.

Obviously, stuff like this is beyond any attempts at a style critique, but we reiterate our distaste for her self-hobbling tendencies. And we just can’t take seriously any look that requires her to swan around like that, arms extended. Yes, it’s performance art; we don’t deny that. But that doesn’t automatically render it un-silly.

That thing looks like one of those rugs you buy off a stand outside a gas station.

 

Lady Gaga is seen leaving ITV studios in London.

It’s the Queen of Art, everyone!

Actually, we really dig this one.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: WP/INFphoto.com]

    • Paigealicious

      The Mona Lisa one looks cheap. I second the self-hobbling thing…those platforms don’t even look good, let alone comfortable. The second one is great.

      • styrch

        Except… she’s wearing the same platforms in look 2.

        • tereliz

          Baby steps. Literally.

        • tereliz

          Baby steps. Literally.

        • Paigealicious

          True, but…I’m trying to ignore those.

      • YoungSally

        I was thinking the first one looks like a skeezy velour blanket from some bachelor pad/custom van with a mattress in the back but with the Mona Lisa (instead of a Tiger) printed on it.

        Now I need to go lysol myself.

      • Sarah

        As an art historian, I can’t not point out that that is also a damned poor rendition of the Mona Lisa. Sucker has been lightened up considerably, to the point where the shadows over her eminently famous “smile” are no longer evident, thus making Mona look like a damned chucklehead. IF you’re gonna wear a fine art poncho, make it the most resplendent and historically accurate frikkin fine art poncho in the universe. Just sayin’.

        • tereliz

          If you’re going to lighten it up like that, you should at least add her eyebrows back, lol.

          The worst is that it eliminates the hands, which are arguably the most facile part of the painting. There’s not enough dichotomy in the background, either.

          I can’t believe I just spent so much time analyzing a poncho they wouldn’t even sell at the Louvre gift shop…

          • Sarah

            For REAL. Don’t mess with Da Vinci. That is seriously one of the most identifiable paintings in Western Art, and it is a shitty ass rendition thereof. As for analyzing, well, Gaga asked us to, so we merely obliged her.

          • housefulofboys

            Keeping the hands would have meant covering a portion of those resplendent booties. Off with her hands!!!

        • PostsYouCanDanceTo

          As a fellow art historian, I concur.
          I am also disappointed that she went with such an iconic but nevertheless “safe” painting. If you’re gonna proclaim yourself as a doyenne of the art world, I’d hope you would have more (and more dynamic) reference points to pull on for your looks to prove your bona fides.. I would’ve gone with “Madonna of the Rocks” if she wanted a Leonardo painting.

          The Middle Ages saint-statue look is great, except she should’ve worn a different shoe; preferably one that’ll let her pose with a proper S-curve.

          • Sarah

            Agreed. Quick, Steffi: Define and exemplify contrapposto!
            Oh, I’m sorry, is that a tough one? Or just difficult to execute with bricks affixed to your feet?

          • Saturnine

            Ohh, Madonna of the Rocks . . . yes, that would be lovely.

          • tereliz

            I’ve always preferred Ginevra de’Benci to La Gioconda, myself. But for a poncho? Vitruvian Man all the way. ;)

            • PostsYouCanDanceTo

              YES!

        • fursa_saida

          For some reason the single detail I really can’t get over (I’m saying, the thing standing out from my general opinion of NO), is that she is made up and wigged to try to look like the Mona Lisa, but is then wearing the face she’s emulating on her chest. Like, she’s not in costume, but she’s not being the painting either. This is the kind of bad Halloween costume where you throw on a wig and some face paint and then put a picture of whatever you’re supposed to be on your shirt.

          • Sarah

            A thoughtful analysis. I find it highly amusing. I did not even look at her head as an attempt to look like Mona Lisa herself, because I wrote it off as another Unfortunate Wig Situation.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      She’s so on the nose about everything. She talks about merging fine art and pop culture, and instead of creating interesting art she makes a song that says, “Lalala, I love both fine art and pop culture! Lalala….”

      • Erica_Vuitton

        Which song is that? I’m a fan and unfamiliar with that lyric.

        • Inspector_Gidget

          “Pop culture was in art, now art’s in pop culture, in me”

          “My artpop could mean anything…”

          In other words, she *talks* about art and pop culture rather than actually combining them into something new. Like if she says the words together enough times, the phenomenon will take care of itself.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Like that first look, it’s all so literal. I like the second look though but would prefer it with either her own hair or a different wig.

            • boweryboy

              That first look is exactly what I mean about how contrived this “art” thing is.

              Basically she’s walking around saying, “Look, I’m the Mona Lisa. Get it? I’m the Mona Lisa. See? Here she is in case you didn’t get it. I’m the Mona Lisa. Get it?”

              Feh.

          • Erica_Vuitton

            I would say Jeff Koons creating a sculpture just for her album cover would be actually melding fine art & pop culture not just talking about it (which is what that lyric is talking about). Her live art project with Robert Wilson currently being displayed in the Louvre would be another example maybe not “new” but its certainly something she’s done, not just talked about. The concept of introducing young fans to basic art history images they may have never seen before like The Mona Lisa & The Birth of Venus is putting fine art on a pop culture body. I don’t agree she only talks about it. We are seeing it right here you’re just choosing to ignore/critize it.

            As far as “My ARTPOP could mean anything” that song is all about being creative on your own terms for your own reasons, not what the label or the critics think you should put out just to sell the most records.

            • Evan

              I’m a Gaga fan too, although not as much as I used to be. I think they’re talking about her music, not her visuals so much. Let’s face it, her visuals have always been way more “out there” than her music. Her music is less generic and more interesting than Katy Perry’s, but she’s also not Bjork.

            • boweryboy

              Well, she’s hard to ignore – that’s for sure.

              I think a large part of the criticism of her “merging” fine art and pop culture is it’s so contrived it doesn’t seem genuine. She can collaborate with the greatest artists in the world, but it won’t lessen the emperor’s new clothes contrivance of her “art”.
              In my opinion, she’s riding the coatstrings of those artist’s fame and notoriety. Good on her for that if it is getting her the attention she so deseparately seeks, and is exposing her fans to those artists.

              But it’s like Inspector_Gidget remarked, she isn’t brining anything new to the table art or pop wise. Although her ArtRave looked like a lot of fun.

            • tereliz

              She’s “exhibiting” the art, providing venues and showcasing it, even promoting it. But she’s not adding much to the conversation.

            • fursa_saida

              I think a good contrast to draw is Janelle Monae. Janelle Monae has an ongoing set of concepts and themes that connect to her music and her aesthetic. They’re clear if you pay attention, but you don’t have to know every detail to enjoy the music at the same time. She is using a combination of pop music (a combination of styles), sci-fi writing, performance, and video to create a narrative and a world with allegorical implications for our own. To me, that’s merging art and pop, because instead of just sticking them next to each other she’s using each kind of work to inform the other as one whole.

              I love it when pop artists put on personae and commit to those personae, connect them to their music, but it only works (for me) if it’s a coherent whole. It doesn’t have to have an actual message, which Janelle Monae (and sometimes Gaga) does–David Bowie usually wasn’t particularly trying to tell a story or make a point, for example–but it has to seem like it’s thought-out. (Again, I’m saying for me.) Gaga’s current schtick doesn’t feel thought out, it feels like she picked a theme and is running with it in the most literal way possible.

            • mixedupfiles

              If “what she’s doing for young minds” is the criteria, you’re talking about an elementary school teacher, not a cultural force.

            • Erica_Vuitton

              I have a friend who is an elementary school teacher. I checked, they do not teach students about Da Vinci, no. Not in the current public school elementary curriculum.

            • StylishDreaming

              “The concept of introducing young fans to basic art history images they may have never seen before like The Mona Lisa & The Birth of Venus is putting fine art on a pop culture body.”

              It must be a sad world we live in if young people need Lady Gaga to introduce them to the works of Da Vinci and Botticelli…NO THANK YOU.

            • Erica_Vuitton

              The way art programs are being cut left and right and art history classes are non-existent until college, I would say yes through pop culture references may be the only way youths are being exposed to fine art,that IS exactly what I’m saying and yes it IS very sad the way public school curriculums are eliminating these programs.

          • fursa_saida

            What’s so frustrating to me is that I think she actually came closer to doing it before she started talking about ARTPOP. The video for Telephone is an interesting short film, if you choose to look at it that way. I wrote an essay about the way it used particular kinds of American pop-culture iconography in a kind of gonzo-positive way, compared to Beyonce’s Videophone video (each guested in the other), which used American military iconography in a pretty overtly negative way. They worked as a pretty interesting pair riffing on a set of shared themes. Even Paparazzi had something there you could dig into, if you wanted to, I felt. And not every song was like that, but that’s fine! Born This Way is just a great piece of 80s throwback pop (the video is too, for that matter–it has Rent all over it), and it’s a great song. It doesn’t have to be ~deep~ 100% of the time.

            But at this point, she is trying to do it all the time, and the result is just crap. ARTPOP ARTPOP ARTPOP. I am wearing art. Let me put on a burqa (or a transparent burqa, for maximum offensiveness) and tell Muslims what to do. Every time I get nostalgic about a time when I enjoyed her and start to think maybe I should rethink my current stance, she does something like this and reminds me that I am perfectly content to remain over her.

      • formerlyAnon

        I am holding everyone in this thread and its sub-threads responsible for the fact that I now have a DREADFUL earworm of the 1979 chart topping single “Pop Muzik” in my head. In case you don’t:

        New York, London, Paris, Munich
        Everybody talk about pop musik
        Talk about, pop musik
        Talk about, pop musik
        Pop pop pop musik
        Pop pop pop musik

        Singing in the subway
        Shuffle with a shoe shine
        Fix me a molotov
        I’m on the headline

        Wanna be a gun slinger
        Don’t be a rock singer

    • Alexis Boucher

      I actually really like the dress in the second one. The headpiece reeks of pretention.
      Will never, ever get the shoes.

      • Janet B

        Those shoes better be the most comfortable platforms ever created, otherwise there is just no excuse for wearing them.

        • Alexis Boucher

          I’m definitely more of a flats and kitten heel kind of girl. Heels can be awesome, but not for me. Those look like you’re asking to be rushed to the emergency room with a broken ankle. And that’s not art.

      • gabbilevy

        She’s literally wearing the corner of a magazine painting frame. Or that’s what it looks like.

        • Alexis Boucher

          Is it some kind of new upcycling I’m not cool enough to know about?

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Dear Gaga,

      Your shoes are stupid and I hate your competing golds.

      • another_laura

        *snort* – competing golds! – so true and so very Bitter Kitten of you! And “yes” to the stupid shoes part of the message.

    • MilaXX

      The first one is just stupid, the second is okay. I hate that these ridiculous shoes are her default.

      • Monzerrat Ontiveros

        In the first one she’s trying to look like Mona herself right?

        • CelandineM

          That’s what I thought with the hair and the horrible eye makeup.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      LOVE the second look, esp the headpiece but the first… those shoes just aren’t flattering to the foot/leg at all. I’m glad her hip is fully healed, I know she’s excited to wear these super heels again too, but as Nina would say they are just not aesthetically pleasing!

    • Andrew Schroeder

      The gold dress is vintage Thierry Mugler I believe.

    • stephkat

      What would happen if she walked out of her hotel room one day and no one was there?

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

        You mean if an attention whore falls in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, does she still make a sound?

        • kimmeister

          Or, if no one’s around to see her, will she be visible?

      • formerlyAnon

        She’d shoot some phone video with someone from her entourage so we could catch it later.

    • alyce1213

      The second outfit (minus shoes) is fabulous, out of this world. I’m not a big fan, but this is how Fashion Gaga should look.
      The Mona Lisa is cray, right down to recreating her face on Gaga’s. Actually, the shmatta works better with her arms down. It’s fun, I can’t hate it.

      • conniemd

        She clearly doesn’t get the Mona Lisa face. Her eyes look dead and her face is expressionless. Mona Lisa face gives the impression that she thinks we’re all idiots and she’s just fooling us and laughing inside at the joke.

    • RoseJB

      It’s all hideous – but, credit where it’s due. I’d be flat on my face if I tried scaling stairs in those stilts.

    • SewingSiren

      Both looks are excellent.
      The super high platforms in the first look distract from the fact that the Mona Lisa dress is basically a poncho. Nice Mona Lisaesque make-up too.
      A pleated gold metallic gown with exaggerated sleeve caps only works when wearing a rococo crown of a slightly different shade. So keep that in mind for all your
      upcoming holiday events.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I respectfully disagree. When I wear my pleated gold metallic gown with exaggerated sleeve caps, my headwear is an equally exaggerated royal purple feathered faux hawk. It’s a kick ass look, if I do say so myself.

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

          I loaned you that feathered faux hawk months ago. I’d appreciate it back. We have family pictures coming up.

          • BrooklynBomber

            AA, I think that if you dig a little farther back in your obviously faltering memory, you’ll discover that it was I who lent you the feathered faux hawk for you to wear at your “fiftieth” (a term I use loosely and generously) birthday bash several years ago. You are correct that I took custody of it only a few months ago, when you finally returned it to me. If you need something special for your family photos, I suggest you visit the Ladies’ Auxilliary Resale Shop in nearby Chaillot. Perhaps you’ll find something suitable there.

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

              I’m going to need you to step outside. Someone hold my jewelry!

              (loves the BB)

            • boweryboy

              Don’t forget to take off your earrings.

            • BrooklynBomber

              Allow me to hold the door for you.
              ;) xo

            • another_laura

              And for the Chaillot reference, I bow down!

            • formerlyAnon

              “in nearby Chaillot”

              BB: You rule.

            • BrooklynBomber

              smooches, FA.

      • conniemd

        The question is whether she bought the poncho that way or took two wall hangings and sewed them together at the top leaving room her her head to pop through? Looking at the 2nd picture it’s clear there are no side seams at all which is why she has to walk with her arms hanging out to the side.

        I love the second dress without the headpeace.

        • Erica_Vuitton

          The poncho was made by an indie Japanese street wear designer.

      • melisaurus

        It’s more of a blanket with a hole for her head than a poncho.

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

      The first is a Snuggie purchased at the Louvre gift shop, half off sale.
      The second is giving me full on Flash Gordon, so I can’t hate.

      • zenobar

        FLASH!! Gaaa-gaahhhh! Shesavedeveryoneofus!

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

          I always knew you were one of my people.

    • Latin Buddy

      Admittedly, like any 20-something silly queen, I fell in love with Gaga during her first album…then she started getting “after-school special” and became a DELIBERATE spectacle. What bugs me about this is that they’re DELIBERATE appearances. If I can tell that you spent time thinking about the costume and literally parading it around, then that’s the definition of contrived. When you see a WERQ on this site, it means that you can tell thought was given to a look but it still manages to appear effortless. This lady bugs.

      • Blair Sylvester

        I used to like her too. I think one of her issues is that most people have a drive to be “famous” or memorable and she struck a cord when she talked about that desire for fame and other supposedly superficial things. But then she became famous and the math changed. Now she just comes off as desperate for attention. Also these outfits are not remotely interesting, stylish, or thought provoking they are just ugly pure and simple

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

        Being fairly intolerant of her brand of stardom seeking I found her so irritating I couldn’t speak. Then she went through Fashion Steffi phase, beautifully chronicled here at TLo, and I came around a bit. I thought, maybe there was more to her, I even liked a couple of interviews I found. But then this post surgery parade of bad wigs and talcum powder was her chosen vehicle for record promotion and I’ve found myself as tired of her and annoyed with her as I ever was.

      • Evan

        I think The Fame Monster was her musical/visual peak: deeper and less superficial than The Fame, but not as cheesy or try-hard as Born This Way. The visuals were on point in that they were outlandish, but still beautifully executed, stylish and interesting (the Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani outfits in particular). Even though it was an EP, I think that was an almost perfect pop album too. Every song could have been a single. In fact, I think she should have released more singles off of it. I think she would have more #1 hits by now.

      • lifeisastory

        Completely. At first, I thought Ga-ga was just weird and art-y and that was her thing. But she’s morphed into this Try-Too-Hard-Barbie who doesn’t LIVE her art, she just prances around in it whilst busking for the paparazzi. The more desperate she is for attention, the less I want to give it to her. And when I picture her in my mind, 40 years from now, still doing this same schtick, but with wrinkles and liver spots, it makes me sad.

        • Latin Buddy

          And the thing is that to some degree, all actors and artists are fame whores. I get it. But she is so desperate for it now that she’s not even trying to hide it. She is literally dressing up for the paparazzi.

        • formerlyAnon

          “40 years from now, still doing this same schtick, but with wrinkles and liver spots”

          But no. She will have 60-ish Madonna to hark back to. So it’ll be surgery, fingerless gloves and whatever eternal youth procedures that will have been invented by then.

    • Carolyne

      Her wry attempt at Mona’s enigmatic expression is subpar. I saw that dress for sale years ago while crossing the border between Tijuana and San Diego. It was displayed with a velvet Elvis on the hood of someone’s car.
      Dress #2 is a-okay though.

    • Cheryl

      The gold dress looks SO familiar (perhaps without the sleeves?), but I can’t place it. It just seems like some iconic dress I’ve seen many times before. I love the headpiece. I do like her makeup in the Mona Lisa Rug Poncho photo.

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

        I restate my Flash Gordon reference. This is a near perfect blend of Ming’s daughter’s gold dress and Dale’s gold head piece. Check it out. Then again, if you’ve never seen that movie…A – why the fuck not? and B – clearly not the reference in your head.

    • mmebam

      Anybody else getting a kindergarten school play vibe from the first one?

      “I am the Mona Lisa. I was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. I am a very famous painting.”

      • marlie

        I bet Steffi wasn’t shooting for “Elementary School Art Class Project.” But you hit the nail right on the head.

    • Anna_Cecilia

      I can’t help but think of James Franco in This Is The End with all the art talk.

      Somebody really should get those two together and have him interview her about art. Just think of how entertaining that conversation would be.

      I do like the headpiece.

      • marlie

        I’d end up breaking my TV from throwing thing at it/them.

        • demidaemon

          I would expect you would skip all that and just toss the television out the nearest window.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Her ability to stay upright in those heels boggles the mind.

      • alyce1213

        And stairs!

    • tereliz

      LOOK 1: Actually, I think I HAVE seen better reproductions of the Mona Lisa on rugs outside the gas station. Again with the too cool to walk shoes. Boo. Boring. Go home and start over.

      LOOK 2: This is how I imagine Gaga swans around her mansion, so for me, it’s perfect. She should wear gorgeous, fun, experimental gowns and interesting headdresses with nice looking wigs and pretty make-up all the time. I’d rather see Gaga the fashion Queen than those outfits where she’s hoisted by her own petard. Sometimes literally.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      There really is nothing lame about lamé.

    • Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

      I hate those boots with the flaming hotness of a billion suns.

    • Rabbit Rabbit

      the mona lisa outfit reminds me of the way miss universe contestants just wear dresses painted with scenes from their native country as their national costume. instead of doing something that is actually pretty but relevantly referential, they default to these kinds of totally heavy-handed and completely unsubtle looks

    • Nika E

      Zzz

    • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

      The first one just looks like a shitty Halloween costume. It would be more ART if she were wearing one of those damn dogs playing poker tapestries. HONK-SHUUUUU.

      • Munchkn

        Do you know that they have the dogs playing poker painting on the wall of the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina? I believe that it’s near the entrance to the Billiard room, but it’s been a few years since I’ve seen it.

        • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

          That’s pretty awesome! I had a tapestry of it as a kid (present from our stoner neighbor), and wish I still had it for kitsch’s sake.

    • LuisaNL

      doesn’t she own another pair of shoes?! these are DONE. that first look is just stupid; love the dress in the second look although the color clashes with whatever is on her head.
      Steffi has run out of ideas people. Show’s over, you can all go home.

    • MaggieMae

      I like the cleaner face she has been sporting recently. I’m tiring of her schtick though. It’s Oh?, then, Zzz. I’d like to see her do some more straight up edgy fashion and less costume.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      That thing looks like one of those rugs you buy off a stand outside a gas station.

      Exactly. It could also be one of those wacky ponchos found in mail order catalogs-”Meet the rain wearing your Mona Lisa rainponcho”!

      I do like the gilded look.

      • Gatto Nero

        The gold gown is cool, sort of sculptural.
        The rest, bah.

    • 3boysful

      Said it before and sayin it again: It exhausts me to look at her.

    • boweryboy

      I’m so over those shoes.

    • marlie

      Set #1 – she looks ridiculous. And yes, gas station vendor.

      Set #2 – The cress could work, and the crown headpiece thing could work, just not together. They don’t reference each other at ALL (aside from both being gold). Of course, why bother trying to make sense of any of it, because ART.

    • clatie

      What a bunch of crap.

    • Huntsmanfan

      I can’t stand those awful platforms any longer. I would rather see granny panties come back into fashion than look at those eyesores one more time. Trash em’ Steffi!

    • Clueless_Jock

      I think the Mona Lisa is meant to question our assumptions about art and clothing, luxury and utility, traditional and modern beauty.

      The second look is an homage to Joan Collins.

      • Jumpingjacks

        I think you might be reading too much into Lady Gaga…

    • Pennymac

      Maybe its me being bitchy, but everything she does lately bugs. Pretentious, overdone, calculating , and ugly. Rug from a gas station indeed.

    • Coleen

      The boots actually make her look stumpy. How is that art?

    • sagecreek

      Sigh. Of course.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Boring Steffi, boring.

    • TigerLaverada

      My flashcard psychology take on her odd and ugly shoe fetish is that she’s short overall AND thinks her legs are proportionately too short for her body. I’m guessing she labors under the delusion that enormous platforms add height and apparent leg length, although they don’t.

      • Munchkn

        I think I read how Bobbi Brown finally came to the conclusion that wearing heals didn’t make you look any taller if you were short and were just hard to work in. I don’t think she’s worn heels since 9/11 when she had to walk home.

    • In_Stitches

      I just want to slap some sense into her. Her medium is music and dance; not performance art. She isn’t very good at it…it’s all flash, no substance.

    • Sam Smith

      I thought when you were famous you didn’t have to parade around your hotel making a spectacle of yourself in a costume to get attention. No, applause, applause, applause for any of this.

    • Rebecca Harvey

      It’s not a crown, its molding. It fell off the huge and marvelously carved mirror in which she composes her outfits. She realized immediately that the outfit needed something and this was the mirror’s way of helping her.

    • Judy_J

      I just don’t understand how she can walk in those shoes. I was up all night trying to figure it out.

    • bertkeeter

      TEDIOUS woman!

    • CommentsByKatie

      LOL! I worked at Jo-Ann for years and I am here to tell you that the Mona Lisa print is a panel from a Jo-Ann fleece bolt. I am 100% positive because I BOUGHT SOME OF IT AND IT IS THE THROW ON MY COUCH. I can’t stop laughing. Bless, Lady Gaga. Bless.

      • Monabel

        Thank you, we needed to know this.

      • formerlyAnon

        My day is immeasurably improved by this information.
        Now, the only thing that could make it better is to find out she paid someone a small fortune for her blanket poncho.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      That’s it – I am officially done with the shoes. I could tolerate them before or even willfully ignore them, but now it’s just distractingly infuriating.

    • Gatto Nero

      That she emerges, arms extended and facial expression prepared, from *anywhere* expecting to be worshipped is narcissistic beyond belief. And that there’s an army of papparazzi waiting to do just that makes me certain that civilization as we know it is at an end.

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      That gold lame thing would be perfect for a day on the couch eating cheetos. :)

    • Kent Roby

      Just call her Roger Rabbit, ‘cuz she’s been framed.

    • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

      That bitch stole Blanche Deveraux’s NYE dress! Someone call Dorothy for a smackdown.

      • Constant Reader

        I think we had similar ideas at the same time. :)

    • Constant Reader

      The second outfit looks like Krystle Carrington’s dress, Sarasvati’s headdress, and a Velvet doll’s hair, all anchored by the ugliest shoes in Christendom.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      It’s like looking at pictures of an ex at this point. Sorry, Steffi – it’s not me, it’s you. What was I thinking?

    • Qitkat

      She has such a vacant look in that first outfit, it’s frightening. This constant attention seeking is an unhealthy addiction. I wonder if she has surrounded herself with people who cannot say no to her, just as other famous people have in the past who went on to less than happy endings.

      • rks

        She totally has! Her entire entourage are made up of her “friends” that think she is AMAZING!!! No one can tell her no.

    • rks

      She is obviously in the poor house from her lackluster album sales because the girl only wears 2 pairs of shoes and obviously can’t afford more…and black patent leather claws are not flattering…If she would have different shoes and a different wig or her own hair I would actually like the second one….the first one is so ridiculous, just because you wear a cheap piece of fabric with a famous painting on it doesn’t make it art or ARTPOP or a performance piece…it just makes you an idiot.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      What did I say about not letting this shit happen in my town?

    • Trickytrisha

      Da Vinci is pretty pissed right about now. That’s a miserable reproduction of the Mona Lisa, worn by a miserable excuse for an “artist”. You can smell the smug pretentiousness all the way to Mars. God save us.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      cut a hole in a canvas and put it over your head. why didn’t i think of that? i did enjoy the fun house mirror effect of the footwear. loving the sun goddess look. but is she just a tiny bit in mourning with her eentsy little veil?
      eta: did the photographer leave the red eye in, or is she wearing red contacts? why didn’t i think of that…

    • Shawn EH

      That gold one is Fortuny meets Miyake.

    • LondonMarriott

      That second dress is straight outta Flash Gordon, y’all. I love it, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

      • Vanessa Reyes

        I just said the same thing! I thought I was the only one.

    • Cameron Turner

      Why does she insist on wearing those shoes?!!?!?!?!?

    • ashtangajunkie

      Living for the applause looks exhausting. I’d break an ankle before the first encore.

    • Elana Bryan

      Why can’t she just wear normal shoes?

    • jonesybj_notreally

      makeup in the first one makes her look like my niece did for Halloween – a grayer palette but she was made up to be grumpy cat.

    • Vanessa Reyes

      She reminds me of Princess Aura from the 1980 Flash Gordon movie. She wore all that “flashy” head gear”…kinda awesome.

    • unbornfawn

      I think she’s just running out of ideas.

    • Mona_Visa

      Whoa! That’s my avatar she’s wearing there… Maybe she’s trying to reach out to me… Trying to call to me somehow…

      Yep, she is. Look at the second photo. She is clearly hearing the same voices in her head that I am hearing in mine.

      That’s it folks! I’m off to an orgy she’s presiding over in Vegas. Wish me luck.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      Poor thing just can’t take those hooves off! She’s been cursed with wearing them forever!

    • LeelaST

      Love her.

    • SophieCollier

      That second wig is set awfully far back. Did Gaga shave her head recently?

    • Imasewsure

      Hate those fricking shoes but definitely love that second look. The first is a joke (and probably a hugely- and undeservedly- expensive one at that)

    • cocohall

      I like the makeup in the second look. And that’s where the love ends. I went to college with a girl from Texas named Kim Easton. But she insisted we all call her Madeleine Farqhuar and she swanned around campus in French braids and attention seeking fashion (this was the late 70s). Lady Gaga is just another version of that girl – we’ve all known them – the girl that will miss no opportunity to tell you she’s an artist and how misunderstood she is. If Steffi would play this part with just a hint of self-deprecation or humor, I would enjoy it. But she is just lost in her hall of mirrors.

    • Danielle

      Holy shit, those shoes.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like number two. The pleating works with the shiny gold. The headdress is an underacheivement.

      The shoe thing is just dumb. I hope she really DOES have some intellectual component to her schtick going on, because it seems ever less focused.

    • Pterodactyl111

      I really dig the gold one. More of that, please.

    • Deysia Levin

      Halloween is my favorite holiday. Maybe it’s hers too.

    • Jean Genetic

      Every time I get annoyed ay TLO for how critical they can be, they come out with the perfect line. I really dig that last look too, even though LaGa is too too utterly pretentious.

    • Saturnine

      The second is Turandot for the win.

    • Joey Melliza

      How can she be wearing the same shoes!

    • quiltrx

      Without the wall sconce and the giant shoes, the second one is pretty disco-fabulous.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Marcel Duchamp, she is not. Eh bien, elle a chaud au cul.

    • http://www.dogsdotcom.blogspot.com/ Plink

      I miss the ginger guy…those were the days when I actually looked forward to a post about Gag-ah

    • anotherkate

      All of her shoes are the ugliest (yes, that is the thing that bothers me most about her style).

    • pattie capet

      gaga, please love your human breakable bones more. i would be falling in those shoes every minute of every day. ps oh, and they’re hideous.

    • MannahattaMamma

      the headgear looks like the clock you buy at the gas station where you bought the painted-on-velvet Mona Lisa. I’m not sure where she bought the shoes. Hell?

    • Wilfrida Rae Zee

      somewhere Joan Collins morns the loss of a gold lame evening gown….FACT.

    • stubbornthoughts

      First look is fucking WEEEIIIIIRRRRDDDD. And this is Gaga, so the fact that my first impression was “that’s fucking weird” is sorta frightening.

      Second look seems incredibly cheap look, which I know it’s not, but it just looks far too foily. Like that stuff you see in a vent.

    • Cathy S

      I cannot deal with those fucking shoes anymore. But I like the second dress. But really, find something else to put on your feet. Please.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Those shoes need to GO!

    • http://red.filmsbyneptune.com/ Dani Colman

      Wait, wait, I get it – in the first one she’s the painting; in the second one she’s the frame!

      No?

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Ever since I saw her self-effacing and genuine performance on SNL I have decided that she can do no wrong. I have indeed, drunk the Koolaid and I don’t care.

      • Gatto Nero

        She was great on SNL. The final sketch (of her as an aging, forgotten icon) was reportedly her idea.

        • sweetlilvoice

          That was one of the best sketches by far that night. And if it was her idea…she knows what she’s about.

    • rottenkitty

      I’m not sure I’d call that art. It feels more pretentious swanning about trying to be art. As someone else said, her self hobbling is problematic. I wish I felt as if she were making a statement other than, “Hey, look at the crazy shoes.” Also, where is she getting all those wigs. Because I’d like a couple of them.

    • slowestloris

      the mona lisa thing looks like a cheap beach towel that normally has tigers or dolphins printed on it and the makeup looks like she’s halfway thru a youtube tutorial on contouring

      • Gatto Nero

        I think with the makeup she was aiming to mimic the shadows and coloring of the Mona Lisa.
        But still.